Channel Processes

Water, Sediment, Catchment Controls

Ed.: Asher P. Schick

1984. 162 pages, Catena ISBN 978-3-923381-04-3, US-ISBN 1-59326-213-2, numerous fig. and tab., 17x24cm, 520 g
Language: English

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Geomorphologymorphodynamicsdesertclimatic changestropical rivers


Synopsis top ↑

This collection of papers which focuses on the role of water, sediment and catchment controls on channel processes, covers a range ofstudies ofconsiderable topical and geographical diversity. Field study areas span the deserts of Arizona and the Negev, upland areas from Dartmoor to the Alps, mid-temperate regions in the Swiss lowlands and in Ohio, tropical mountains and jungle in New Guinea and estuarine environments in Devon. The majority of the contributions rely on measurements specifically undertaken for the purpose of the particular study reported. This is undoubtedly the result of the recent trend of utilizing Held experiments in geomorphology. At the same time, it is hoped that the publication of this volume will contribute to the awareness of a need to develop wider and better theoretical bases in lluvial geomorphology. Such work may well be the focus of the coming twenty years. It has the potential to instill much more substance into process measurements at a particular site and to enhance their regional and systematic applicability.

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G. Pickup
Geomorphology of tropical rivers
I. Landforms, hydrology and sedimentation in the
fly and lower Purari, Papua New Guinea 1
G. Pickup & R.F. Warner
Geomorphology of tropical rivers
II. Channel adjustment to sediment load and discharge
in the fly and lower Purari, Papua New Guinea 19
P.A. Carling
Comparison of suspended sediment rating curves
obtained using two sampling methods 43
J.L. Ternan & A.L. Murgatroyd The role of vegetation in baseflow
suspended sediment and specific conductance in granite catchments,
S. W. England 51
T.P. Burt, M.A. Donohoe & A.R. Vann Changes in the sediment yield of a
small upland catchment following a pre-afforestation ditching 63
R Herrmann, W. Thomas & D. Hübner Estuarine transport processes of
polychlorinated biphenyls and organochlorine pesticides - Exe Estuary,
Devon 75
W. Seiler Morphodynamische Prozesse in zwei kleinen Einzugsgebieten im
Oberlauf der Ergolz - ausgelöst durch den Starkregen vom 29. JULI 1980
A.M. Gurnell & C.R. Fenn Flow separation, sediment source areas and
suspended sediment transport in a pro-glacial stream 109
T. M. Tharp Sediment characteristics and stream competence in
ephemeral and intermittent streams, fairborn, Ohio 121
L. Mayer, R. Gerson & W.B. Bull Alluvial gravel production and
deposition - a useful indicator of quaternary climatic changes in
deserts (a case study in southwestern Arizona) 137
M. Hassan, A.P. Schick & J.B. Laronne The recovery of flood-dispersed
coarse sediment particles - a three-dimensional magnetic tracing
method 153