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Dryland Rivers: Hydrology and Geomorphology of Semi-Arid Channels

Edited By: Louise Bull and Mike Kirkby

388 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs, maps

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Feb 2002 | #119012 | ISBN: 0471491233
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Examines the processes operating in the headwaters and main channels of ephemeral rivers in semi-arid environments and includes coverage of current fieldwork investigations, modeling approaches, and management issues.


List of Contributors Preface Part I AN OVERVIEW OF DRYLAND RIVERS Dryland River Characteristics and Concepts (L.J. Bull and M.J. Kirkby) A Global Perspective on Dryland Rivers: Perceptions, Misconceptions and Distinctions (G.C. Nanson et al) Part II PROCESS IN DRYLAND CATCHMENTS Runoff Generation in Semi-Arid Areas (K. Beven) Sediment Dynamics of Ephemeral Channels (I. Reid) Modelling Event-Based Fluxes in Ephemeral Streams (J. Shannon et al) Morpho-Dynamics of Ephemeral Streams (J. Hooke and J. Mant) The Relationship between Alluvial Fans and FanS Channels withIN Mediterranean Mountain Fluvial Systems (A.M. Harvey) Part III CHANNEL NETWORK EXPANSION Gully Erosion in Dryland Environments (J. Poesen et al) Channel Heads and Channel Extension (L.J. Bull and M.J. Kirkby) Badland Systems in the Mediterranean (F. Gallart et al) Part IV FLOODING IN EPHEMERAL CHANNELS Floods: Magnitude and Frequency in Ephemeral Streams of the Spanish Mediterranean Region (F. Lopez-Bermudez et al) Synoptic Conditions Producing Extreme Rainfall Events along the Mediterranean Coast of the Iberian Peninsula (F. Alonso-Sarria et al) Index

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