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Sediment Cascades: An Integrated Approach

Edited By: Tim Burt and Robert Allison

471 pages, Figs, tabs

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Mar 2010 | #183956 | ISBN-13: 9780470849620
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About this book

Sediment Cascades: An Integrated Approach provides a comprehensive overview that addresses the transport of sediment through the landscape. This book is suitable for academic researchers, industry practitioners, research students and advanced level undergraduates, seeking detailed knowledge and an up-to-date review of the recent research literature. The emphasis is on contemporary sediment system dynamics with relevance both to landscape management and landform development.

The book begins with an explanation of the need for an integrated approach to sediment delivery systems and introduces the main themes of sediment production, delivery, storage and transfer. Further chapters then focus on specific environments from mountains, through floodplains, to estuaries and the continental shelf. This book focuses on contemporary sediment system dynamics and current research. It covers a sequence of environments from steep mountains to the continental shelf. It highlights the continuity of the subject by linking each component area with its adjacent elements.


Contents

Table of Contents Chapter 1. Sediment cascades in the environment: an integrated approach. Timothy P. Burt, University of Durham, UK and Robert J. Allison, University of Sussex, UK. Chapter 2. Mountains and montane channels. Michael Church, University of British Columbia, Canada. Chapter 3. Landslides and rockfalls. Nicholas J Rosser, University of Durham, UK, Robert J. Allison, University of Sussex, UK. Chapter 4. Sediment cascades in active landscapes Tim Davies, University of Canterbury, New Zealand Chapter 5. Steeplands Basil Gomez, Indiana State University, USA Mike Page, GNS Science, New Zealand Noel Trustrum, GNS Science, New Zealand. Chapter 6. Fans and debris cones. Adrian Harvey, Liverpool University, UK. Chapter 7. Overland flow and soil erosion. Louise J Bracken, University of Durham, UK. Chapter 8. Upland bogs and wetlands. Martin G. Evans, University of Manchester, Timothy P. Burt, University of Durham, UK. Chapter 9. Gravel bed rivers. Mike Church, University of British Columbia, Canada. Chapter 10. Fine sediment transport. Pam Naden, CEH Wallingford. Chapter 11. Floodplains. Stan Trimble (UCLA) and Bob Meade (formerly USGS) Chapter 12. Lakes. Ian Foster, University of Coventry, UK. Chapter 13. Continental-scale river basins David Higgitt, National University of Singapore. Chapter 14. Salt marshes, deltas and estuaries. Tom Spencer, Cambridge University, UK and Denise J. Reed, University of New Orleans, USA. Chapter 15. Continental shelf. David Petley, University of Durham, UK. List of Contributors Preface

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