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Rivers Over Rock: Fluvial Processes in Bedrock Channels

Monograph

Series: Geophysical Monograph Series Volume: 107

By: Keith J Tinkler(Editor), Ellen E Wohl(Editor)

323 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables

American Geophysical Union

Hardback | Jan 1998 | #233542 | ISBN: 0875900909
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Bedrock river channels are sites of primary erosion in the landscape, fixing the baselevel for all points upstream. Rivers Over Rock provides for the first time an integrated view of the characteristics and operation of this important, though hitherto neglected, class of channels. Examples are provided from several continents and cover a wide range of spatial scales from the large river basins (such as the Colorado River in the United States and the Indus River in Pakistan) down to reach scales and individual sites. Likewise the geologic timescales considered range from erosion and transportation during individual flows to accumulated effects over periods of tens of millions of years.


Contents

Preface
      Keith Tinkler and Ellen Wohl  vii
A Primer on Bedrock Channels
      Keith Tinkler and Ellen Wohl  1

Hydraulics, Sediment Transport, and Erosional Processes
Conditions for the Entrainment of Cuboid Boulders in Bedrock Streams: An Historical Review of Literature w ith Respect to Recent Investigations
      Paul Cading and Keith Tinkler  19
Beyond Power: Bedrock River Incision Process and Form
      Gregory B. Hancock, Robert . Anderson, and Kelin X. Whipple  35
Modeling Considerations for Simulation of Flow in Bedrock Channels
      Andrew J. Miller and Brian L. Cluer  61

Morphological Features of Bedrock Channels
Depositional Processes and Sediment Supply in Resistant-Boundary Channels: Examples from Two Case Studies
      Daniel A. Cenderelli and Brian L. Cluer  105
Bedrock Channel Morphology in Relation to Erosional Processes
      Ellen E. Wohl  133
The Role of Extreme Floods in Shaping Bedrock Channels
      Victor I. Baker and Vishwas B. Kale  153

Channel Gradient and Longitudinal Profile
Recent Adjustments to the Long Profile of Cooksville Creek, an Urbanized Bedrock Channel in Mississauga, Ontario
      Keith J. Tinkler and John Parish  167
Inland Propagation of Erosional Escarpments and River Profile Evolution Across the Southeast Australian Passive Continental Margin
      Jeffrey K. Weissel and Michele A. Seidi  189
Bedrock Fluvial Incision and Longitudinal Profile Development Over Geologic Time S ales Determined by Fluvial Terraces
      Frank J. Pazzaglia, Thomas W. Gardner, and Dorothy J. Merritts  207
River L ongitudinal Profiles and Bedrock Incision Models: Stream Power and the Influence of Sediment Supply
      Leonard Sklar and William E. Dietrich  237

Methods of Studying Bedrock Channels
Field Studies of Bedrock Channels
      Keith Tinkler and Ellen Wohl  261
Flume Experimentation and Simulation of Bedrock Channel Processes
      Douglas Thompson  and Ellen Wohl  279
Long Profile Development of Bedrock Channels: Interaction of Weathering, Mass Wasting, Bed Erosion, and Sediment Transport
      Alan D. Howard  297


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