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Fluvial Sedimentology VI

A specialist volume detailing the latest advances in fluvial sedimentology.
Authorship includes the leaders in the field

Series: Special Publications of the International Association of Sedimentologists (IAS) Volume: 28

By: Norman D Smith (Editor), John Rogers (Editor)

432 pages, 280 illustrations


Paperback | Oct 1999 | #104076 | ISBN: 0632053542
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Understanding of rivers and their sediments, both as modern systems and as ancient counterparts in the geological record, has progressed steadily but markedly over the past several decades, with contributions by practitioners in diverse fields of geosciences and engineering. Fluvial Sedimentology VI contains 31 papers, with authors from 13 countries, who participated in the Sixth International Conference on Fluvial Sedimentology held in Cape Town, South Africa, in 1977. True to the nature of these quadrennial conferences, the papers in Fluvial Sedimentology VI discuss a broad range of fluvial subjects that include the character of bedforms and sediment transport in river channels, morphological and sedimentological features of modern fluvial environments, modern and ancient avulsions, internal and external controls on the behaviour of river systems, and the facies and architectural organization of alluvial deposits.

"As this is a collection of conference papers, there is some complex material here, but it's good stuff! [...] it's advanced, but if anyone is going on to study fluvial sedimentology, it's well worth a look."
– Jenny Bennett, OUGS Journal, Symposium Edition 2001


1. Sediment Transport And Bedforms:
- Turbulent Sand Suspension Over Dunes
- Dune Growth, Decay And Migration Rates During A Large-Magnitude Flood At A Sand And Mixed Sand-Gravel Bed In The Dutch Rhine River System
- Bedforms In The Middle Reaches Of The Tay Estuary, Scotland
- Flow Structure And Transport Of Sand-Grade Suspended Sediment Around An Evolving Braid Bar, Jamuna River, Bangladesh

2. Modern Fluvial Environments:
- Effective Discharge For Overbank Sedimentation On An Embanked Floodplain Along The River Rhine, The Netherlands
- RADARSAT Imaging Of The 1997 Czech Republic Flood
- The Role Of Overbank Flow In Governing The Form Of An Anabranching River: The Fitzroy River, Northwestern Australia
- Downstream Changes In Floodplain Character On The Northern Plains Of Arid Central Australia
- Confined Meandering River Eddy Accretions: Sedimentology, Channel Geometry And Depositional Processes
- The Influence Of Flooding On The Erodability Of Cohesive Sediments Along The Sabie River, South Africa
- Erosion Of Sediments Between Groynes In The Waal River Due To Navigation Traffic
- The Geochemical And Mineralogical Record Of The Impact Of Historical Mining Within Estuarine Sediments From The Upper Reaches Of The Fal Estuary, Cornwall, UK

3. Avulsion: Modern And Ancient:
- Causes Of Avulsion: An Overview
- Avulsion And Crevassing In The Sandy, Braided Niobrara River: Complex Response To Base-Level Rise And Aggradation
- Contrasting Styles Of Holocene Avulsion, Texas Gulf Coastal Plain USA
- Pemiscot Bayou, A Large Distributary Of The Mississippi River And Possible Failed Avulsion
- Avulsion, River Metamorphosis, And Reworking By Underfit Streams: A Modern Example From The Brahamputra River In Bangladesh And A Possible Ancient Example In The Spanish Pyrenees
- Holocene Avulsion History Of The Lower Saskatchewan Fluvial System, Cumberland Marshes, Saskatchewan-Manitoba
- Recognizing Avulsion Deposits In The Ancient Stratigraphic Record

4. Controls On River Systems And Alluvial Successions:
- The Use Of Models In The Interpretation Of The Effects Of Base Level Change On Alluvial Architecture
- Subsidence Rates And Fluvial Architecture Of Rift-Related Permian And Triassic Alluvial Sediments Of The SE Iberian Ranges, Eastern Spain
- Drainage Evolution In Active Mountain Belts: Extrapolation Backwards From Present-Day Himalayan River Patterns
- Controls On The Sedimentology Of November 1996 Jokulhlaup Deposits, Skeioarasandur, Iceland

5. Alluvial Facies And Architecture:
- The Influence Of Aggradation Rate On Braided Alluvial Architecture: Field Study And Physical Scale Modelling Of The Ashburton River Gravels, Canterbury Plains, New Zealand
- Sedimentary Facies From GPR Surveys Of The Modern, Upper Burdekin River Of North Queensland, Australia: Consequences Of Extreme Discharge Fluctuations
- Meander Bend Reconstruction From An Upper Mississippian Fine-Grained Muddy Point Bar At Possum Hollow, West Virginia
- Palaeohydrological Parameters Of A Proterozoic Braided Fluvial System Compared With A Phanerozoic Example
- Sand And Mud-Dominated Alluvial Fan Deposits Of The Miocene Seto Porcelain Clay Formation, Japan
- Sedimentology Of The Gwembe Coal Formation (Permian), Lower Karoo Group, Mid-Zambezi Valley, Southern Zambia
- Sedimentology Of The Section Peak Formation (Jurassic), Northern Victoria Land, Antartica
- Reconstruction Of Fluvial Bars From The Proterozoic Mancheral Quartzite, Pranhita-Godavari Valley, India

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