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Gravel Bed Rivers: Processes, Tools, Environments

Edited By: Michael Church, Pascale Biron and Andre Roy

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Feb 2012 | #195833 | ISBN-13: 9780470688908
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Gravel-Bed Rivers: Processes, Tools, Environments presents a definitive review of current knowledge of gravel-bed rivers, derived from the 7th International Gravel-bed Rivers Workshop, the 5-yearly meeting of the world's leading authorities in the field.

Each chapter in the book has been specifically commissioned to represent areas in which recent progress has been made in the field. The topics covered also represent a coherent progression through the principal areas of the subject (hydraulics; sediment transport; river morphology; tools and methods; applications of science).


Contents

List of Contributing Authors
Preface

SECONDARY FLOWS IN RIVERS
1 Secondary Flows in Rivers: Theoretical Framework, Recent Advances, and Current Challenges
2 Secondary Flows in Rivers: The Effect of Complex Geometry
3 Aspects of Secondary Flow in Open Channels: A Critical Literature Review

SEDIMENT TRANSPORT
4 Gravel Transport in Granular Perspective
5 On Gravel Exchange in Natural Channels

MODELLING MORPHODYNAMICS
6 Morphodynamics of Bars in Gravel-bed Rivers: Bridging Analytical Models and Field Observations
7 Field Observations of Gravel-bed River Morphodynamics: Perspectives and Critical Issues for Testing of Models
8 Morphodynamics of Bars in Gravel-bed Rivers: Coupling Hydraulic Geometry and Analytical Models
9 Modelling Sediment Transport and Morphodynamics of Gravel-bed Rivers
10 The Potential of using High-resolution Process Models to Inform Parameterizations of Morphodynamic Models
11 The Importance of Off-channel Sediment Storage in 1-D Morphodynamic Modelling

RIVER RESTORATION AND REGULATION
12 Stream Restoration in Gravel-bed Rivers
13 River Restoration: Widening Perspectives
14 Restoring Geomorphic Resilience in Streams
15 The Geomorphic Response of Gravel-bed Rivers to Dams: Perspectives and Prospects
16 Mitigating Downstream Effects of Dams

ECOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF GRAVEL-BED RIVERS
17 River Geomorphology and Salmonid Habitat: Some Examples Illustrating their Complex Association, from Redd to Riverscape Scales
18 Incorporating Spatial Context into the Analysis of Salmonid-Habitat Relations
19 Animals and the Geomorphology of Gravel-bed Rivers
20 Geomorphology and Gravel-bed River Ecosystem Services: Workshop Outcomes

TOOLS FOR STUDY
21 Remote Sensing of the Hydraulic Environment in Gravel-bed Rivers
22 LiDAR and ADCP Use in Gravel-bed Rivers: Advances Since GBR6
23 Remotely Sensed Topographic Change in Gravel Riverbeds with Flowing Channels
24 Modern Digital Instruments and Techniques for Hydrodynamic and Morphologic Characterization of River Channels
25 Mapping Water and Sediment Flux Distributions in Gravel-bed Rivers Using ADCPs

STEEP CHANNELS
26 Recent Advances in the Dynamics of Steep Channels
27 Examining Individual Step Stability within Step-pool Sequences
28 Alluvial Steep Channels: Flow Resistance, Bedload Transport Prediction, and Transition to Debris Flows

SEMI-ALLUVIAL CHANNELS
29 Semi-alluvial Channels and Sediment-Flux-Driven Bedrock Erosion
30 Transport Capacity, Bedrock Exposure, and Process Domains
31 Nomenclature, Complexity, Semi-alluvial Channels and Sediment-flux-driven Bedrock Erosion

RIVER CHANNEL CHANGE
32 Changes in Channel Morphology Over Human Time Scales
33 Channel Response and Recovery to Changes in Sediment Supply
34 Alluvial Landscape Evolution: What Do We Know About Metamorphosis of Gravel-bed Meandering and Braided Streams?
35 Differences in Sediment Supply to Braided and Single-Thread River Channels: What Do the Data Tell Us?
36 Can We Link Cause and Effect in Landscape Evolution?

ICE IN GRAVEL-BED RIVERS
37 River-Ice Effects on Gravel-Bed Channels
38 Is There a Northern Signature on Fluvial Form?
39 Long-term and Large-scale River-ice Processes in Cold-region Watersheds

Index

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