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Fundamentals of Fluvial Geomorphology

By: Rosemary Charlton

288 pages, photos, graphs

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Paperback | Jan 2008 | #168081 | ISBN-13: 9780415334549
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Hardback | Jan 2008 | #168079 | ISBN-13: 9780415334532
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About this book

&i;Fundamentals of Fluvial Geomorphology&o; provides an accessible introduction to the study of river landforms and the processes that shape them. Rivers are significant geomorphological agents, they show an amazing diversity of form and behaviour and transfer water and sediment from the land surface to the oceans. This book examines how river systems respond to environmental change and why this understanding is needed for successful river management. Highly dynamic in nature, river channels adjust and evolve over timescales that range from hours to tens of thousands of years or more and are found in a wide range of environments.

The book provides a comprehensive overview of recent developments in river channel management, clearly illustrating why an understanding of fluvial geomorphology is vital in channel preservation, environmentally sensitive design, and the restoration of degraded river channels.

This handsome, concise volume sets forth to provide and introduction to fluvial geomorphology at a mid-undergraduate level, and it does so nicely. -- I.S. Sasowsky, Choice It is easy to read and provides a good basic understanding of the key concepts, providing an accessible introduction to fluvial geomorphology. Neil Macdonald, Area


Contents

1. Introduction 2.The Fluvial System 3. The Flow Regime 4. Sediment Sources 5. Large-scale Sediment Transfer 6. Flow in Channels 7. Processes of Erosion, Transport and Deposition 8. Channel Form and Behaviour 9. System Response to Change 10.Managing River Channels

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Biography

Ro Charlton lectures in the Geography Department at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, where she teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses in fluvial geomorphology and hydrology. Her research interests include meandering river canyons in caves and the impact of climate change on water resources.

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