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About this book
About this book
Maria Sala introduced experimental and field-based studies on soil and fluvial processes in Spain during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Research on this broad topic has grown remarkably worldwide since then. This title shows some of these advances and documents the latest research, although with a particularity: it gives special treatment to research on Mediterranean climate regions, an ever-present issue in Maria Sala's research career. It contains the latest research on slope and river processes with a special emphasis on rivers and catchments with a Mediterranean climate. Papers cover a gamut of topics describing research and applied studies, mainly in Spain, but also in Israel, the USA, Canada, the UK and New Zealand.
1. Catchment dynamics in a Mediterranean mountain environment The Vallcebre research basins (southeastern Pyrenees) I: hydrology 2. Catchment dynamics in a Mediterranean mountain environment: the Vallcebre research basins (southeastern Pyrenees) II: temporal and spatial dynamics of erosion and stream sediment transport 3. Patterns and thresholds of runoff generation and sediment transport on some Mediterranean hillslopes 4. Repeated patterns of Quaternary discontinuous gullying at El Tormillo, Ebro Basin, Spain 5. The influence of soil saturation on the stability of abandoned agricultural hillslope terraces under Mediterranean climatic conditions 6. The long-term effects on soil properties from a forest fire of varying intensity in a Mediterranean environment 7. Landscape disturbance and organic carbon in alluvium bordering steepland rivers, East Coast Continental Margin, New Zealand 8. A decade of sediment transport measurements in a large Mediterranean river (the Tordera, Catalan Ranges, NE Spain) 9. Upland gravel-bed rivers with low sediment transport 10. Maintenance of an obstruction-forced pool in a gravel-bed channel: streamflow, channel morphology, and sediment transport 11. Hydrological effects of dams and water diversions on rivers of Mediterranean-climate regions: examples from California 12. The geomorphology and management of a dynamic, unstable gravel-bed river: the Feshie - Spey confluence, Scotland