Applied fluvial geomorphology for river engineering and management


Author: Colin R. Thorne,Richard David Hey,Malcolm David Newson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 376
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This invaluable overview of fluvial geomorphology provides river engineers and managers, who may lack specialist training, with useful insights into, and understanding of, natural channel forms and fluvial processes.Such information is a pre-requisite for carrying out environmental impact assessments and for developing environmentally sensitive design and management procedures to preserve riverine environments and restore degraded ones. Designing with nature is preferable to imposing hard engineering solutions as it sustains natural biodiversity and minimises costs. This book will also be a very useful teaching aid for students, both under- and post-graduate, studying civil engineering, environmental management or sciences, or geography who are looking to have a wider knowledge of new approaches to the subject.Geomorphology requires the collection and consideration of a wide range of data, mostly field based but also including historical information such as archive documents and maps, which are outside the experience of most river engineers and managers. These data enable the current condition of the river to be explained, both locally and within the catchment, and establish historical changes and future trends. In addition, process studies have now identified many of the mechanisms controlling river moprhology which underpin the development of soft, bio-engineering, design procedures. The book incorporates material on methods and techniques of data collection, analysis and interpretation, making extensive use of case studies throughout.Thus the experienced authors go some way towards demystifying applied fluvial geomorphology by demonstrating that, while there is still an element of judgement, major contributions to geomorphic understanding usually come from the careful assemblage and objective analysis of all available data and information.

Guidebook of Applied Fluvial Geomorphology


Author: David A. Sear,Malcolm David Newson,Colin R. Thorne
Publisher: Thomas Telford Services Limited
ISBN: 9780727734846
Category: Science
Page: 257
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The practical application of geomorphological science now forms a regular part of any project involving flood protection, fisheries, conservation, recreation, environmental protection and river restoration. The responsibilities now placed upon organisations by the EU Water Framework Directive to assess river morphology will ensure that the uptake of geomorphology continues and expands. Topics featured include: Channel form and change, sediment systems, and catchment issues Example applications from flood control projects, bank erosion problems, and rehabilitation and restoration schemes A range of site-specific applications of geomorphology In this book the authors use their extensive experience gained through fieldwork, analysis, and input to the design process to: Provide a thorough understanding of geomorphology in the river environment; Demonstrate the significance of considering geomorphological processes in river management projects; Describe effective ways to incorporate geomorphological science into river engineering and management; Indicate when to seek expert advice This guidebook will prove a valuable source of information on the principles and application of fluvial geomorphology for anyone involved in river engineering and management, including flood management, fisheries, conservation, ecology, recreation, hydrometry, environmental assessment, landscape architecture and water quality.

Applying Geomorphology to Environmental Management


Author: Deborah J. Anthony
Publisher: Water Resources Publication
ISBN: 9781887201292
Category: Environmental management.
Page: 483
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From the symposium to honor Dr. Stanley Schumm, a pioneer in the field of fluvial geomorphology. Included are topics that address primary fluvial processes, extreme events, anthropogenic effects on fluvial systems, applied fluvial geomorphology, and engineering geomorphology.

Applied Fluvial Geomorphology


Author: James Grant MacBroom
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Geomorphology
Page: 167
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Tools in Fluvial Geomorphology


Author: G. Mathias Kondolf,Hervé Piégay
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470868325
Category: Science
Page: 696
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In recent years there has been a marked increase in funding and employment in river restoration. Methods in Fluvial Geomorphology provides an integrated approach to the interdisciplinary nature of the subject and offers guidance for researchers and professionals on the tools available to answer questions on river management on very difference scales. * Each chapter is organised to cover everything from general concepts to specific techniques * Topics covered include evolution of methods, guiding concepts, a framework for deciding when to apply specific tools, advantages and limitation of the tools, sources of data, equipment and supplies needed, and a summary table * Provides the professional with a useful handbook covering all tools used in fluvial geomorphology * Also provides valuable information on the advantages and limitations of the tools * All chapters include case studies to give examples of the applications of the tools discussed

Geomorphology and Society


Author: Michael E Meadows,Jiun-Chuan Lin
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 4431560009
Category: Science
Page: 277
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This book deals with the relationship between geomorphology and society. This topic has had rather scant treatment in the literature except to some extent under the label “applied geomorphology”. In this text the authors aim to bring together conceptual issues and case studies of how geomorphology influences society and, indeed, how society is in turn influenced by geomorphology. In an age in which the influence of human activities on global environments has become so paramount that it is increasingly common to refer to it geologically as the “anthropocene”, the book aims to reflect on the geomorphological significance of widespread and diverse forms of human impact in a range of environmental settings.

Fundamentals of Fluvial Geomorphology


Author: Ro Charlton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134313500
Category: Science
Page: 280
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Rivers are significant geomorphological agents, they show an amazing diversity of form and behaviour and transfer water and sediment from the land surface to the oceans. This book examines how river systems respond to environmental change and why this understanding is needed for successful river management. Highly dynamic in nature, river channels adjust and evolve over timescales that range from hours to tens of thousands of years or more, and are found in a wide range of environments. This book provides a comprehensive overview of recent developments in river channel management, clearly illustrating why an understanding of fluvial geomorphology is vital in channel preservation, environmentally sensitive design and the restoration of degraded river channels. It covers: flow and sediment regimes: flow generation; flow regimes; sediment sources, transfer and yield channel processes: flow characteristics; processes of erosion and sediment transport; interactions between flow and the channel boundary; deposition channel form and behaviour: controls on channel form; channel adjustments; floodplain development; form and behaviour of alluvial and bedrock channels response to change: how channels have responded to past environmental change; impacts of human activity; reconstructing past changes river management: the fluvial hydrosystem; environmental degradation; environmentally sensitive engineering techniques; river restoration; the role of the fluvial geomorphologist. Fundamentals of Fluvial Geomorphology is an indispensable text for undergraduate students. It provides straightforward explanations for important concepts and mathematical formulae, backed up with conceptual diagrams and appropriate examples from around the world to show what they actually mean and why they are important. A colour plate section also shows spectacular examples of fluvial diversity.

Applied river morphology


Author: David L. Rosgen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 350
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Encyclopedia of Geomorphology


Author: Andrew Goudie
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134482752
Category: Reference
Page: 1200
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Geomorphology, the discipline which analyzes the history and nature of the earth's surface, deals with the landforms produced by erosion, weathering, deposition, transport and tectonic processes. In recent decades there have been major developments in the discipline and these are reflected in this major Encyclopedia, the first such reference work in the field to be published for thirty-five years. Encyclopedia of Geomorphology has been produced in association with the International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG) and has a truly global perspective. The entries have been written by an international editorial team of contributors, drawn from over thirty countries, who are all among the leading experts in the discipline. In two lavishly illustrated volumes, Encyclopedia contains nearly 700 alphabetically organized entries to provide a comprehensive guide both to specific landforms and to the major types of geomorphological processes that create them. The Encyclopedia also demonstrates the major developments that have taken place in recent years in our knowledge of tectonic and climatic changes and in the use of new techniques such as modelling, remote sensing and process measurement. Older concepts, however, are not forgotten and provide an historical perspective on the development of ideas. Both accessible and authoritative, Encyclopedia of Geomorphology is destined to become the definitive resource for students, researchers and applied practitioners in the field of geomorphology and the cognate disciplines of geography, earth science, sedimentology and environmental science.

Fundamentals of Geomorphology


Author: Richard J. Huggett
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415241464
Category: Science
Page: 386
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This extensively revised and updated edition continues to present an engaging and comprehensive introduction to the subject, exploring the world’s landforms from a broad systems perspective. It reflects on the latest developments in the field and includes new chapters on geomorphic materials and processes, hillslopes and changing landscapes. Fundamentals of Geomorphologyis an engaging and comprehensive introduction. Starting with a consideration of the nature of geomorphology and the geomorphic system, geomorphic materials and processes, and the quest of process and historical geomorphologists, it moves on to discuss: structure: landforms resulting from, or influenced by, the endogenic agencies of tectonic and volcanic processes, geological structures and rock types process and form: landforms resulting from, or influenced by, the exogenic agencies of weathering, running water, flowing ice and meltwater, ground ice and frost, the wind and the sea history: earth surface history, giving a discussion of Quaternary landforms and ancient landforms, including the origin of old plains, relict, exhumed, and stagnant landscape features and evolutionary aspects of landscape change. Fundamentals of Geomorphologyprovides a stimulating and innovative perspective on the key topics and debates within the field of geomorphology. Written in an accessible and lively manner, it includes guides to further reading, chapter summaries and an extensive glossary of key terms. The book is also illustrated throughout with over 200 informative diagrams and attractive photographs, including a colour plate section.

Fluvial Forms and Processes

A New Perspective
Author: David Knighton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1444165755
Category: Science
Page: 400
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David Knighton's best-selling book looks at the wide range of forms developed by natural rivers and the processes responsible for that development. The book combines empirical and theoretical approaches, and provides a critical assessment of the many schools of thought which have emerged for dealing with adjustment in the fluvial system. It is fully illustrated throughout by a superb range of figures, photographs and tables. Starting with the network scale, the book examines the interaction of hillslopes, drainage networks and channels, and goes on to considerations of catchment hydrology and catchment denudation. Fluvial processes are analysed in detail, from the mechanics of flow to sediment transport and deposition. Detailing the major components of river channels, the book examines the nature of river adjustment, particularly with respect to equilibrium concepts, and concludes with a look at channel changes through time, affected by flood discharges, climatic change and human activities.

Geological Monitoring


Author: Rob Young,Lisa Norby
Publisher: Geological Society of America
ISBN: 0813760321
Category: Science
Page: 305
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"Geologic Monitoring is a practical, nontechnical guide for land managers, educators, and the public that synthesizes representative methods for monitoring short-term and long-term change in geologic features and landscapes. A prestigious group of subject-matter experts has carefully selected methods for monitoring sand dunes, caves and karst, rivers, geothermal features, glaciers, nearshore marine features, beaches and marshes, paleontological resources, permafrost, seismic activity, slope movements, and volcanic features and processes. Each chapter has an overview of the resource; summarizes features that could be monitored; describes methods for monitoring each feature ranging from low-cost, low-technology methods (that could be used for school groups) to higher cost, detailed monitoring methods requiring a high level of expertise; and presents one or more targeted case studies."--Publisher's description.

The Quaternary Period in the United States


Author: Alan R. Gillespie,Stephen C. Porter,Brian F. Atwater
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780444514714
Category: Science
Page: 584
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Full text e-book available as part of the Elsevier ScienceDirect Earth and Planetary Sciences subject collection.

Geoinformatics in Applied Geomorphology


Author: Siddan Anbazhagan,S.K. Subramanian,XIAOJUN YANG
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439830495
Category: Science
Page: 397
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With recent innovations in the arena of remote sensing and geographic information systems, the use of geoinformatics in applied geomorphology is receiving more attention than ever. Geoinformatics in Applied Geomorphology examines how modern concepts, technologies, and methods in geoinformatics can be used to solve a wide variety of applied geomorphologic problems, such as characterization of arid, coastal, fluvial, aeolian, glacial, karst, and tectonic landforms; natural hazard zoning and mitigations; petroleum exploration; and groundwater exploration and management. Using case studies to illustrate concepts and methods, this book covers: Arid environments, such as the Thar desert, West Texas, the Qatar Peninsula, and the Dead Sea areas Coastal shoreline changes in Kuwait Coastal zone management in India Estuarine bathymetric study of Tampa Bay, Florida Fluvial landforms of the Elbe river basin, Germany Subsurface coastal geomorphology and coastal morphological changes due to tsunamis in the East coast of India The Himalayas, Jammu & Kashmir, Western Ghats, and Precambrian terrain of South India The result of extensive research by an interdisciplinary team of contributors, Geoinformatics in Applied Geomorphology is designed for students, researchers, and professionals in the areas of geomorphology, geological engineering, geography, remote sensing, and geographic information systems.

Stream Restoration in Dynamic Fluvial Systems

Scientific Approaches, Analyses, and Tools
Author: Andrew Simon,Sean J. Bennett,Janine M. Castro
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118671783
Category: Science
Page: 544
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Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 194. Stream Restoration in Dynamic Fluvial Systems: Scientific Approaches, Analyses, and Tools brings together leading contributors in stream restoration science to provide comprehensive consideration of process-based approaches, tools, and applications of techniques useful for the implementation of sustainable restoration strategies. Stream restoration is a catchall term for modifications to streams and adjacent riparian zones undertaken to improve geomorphic and/or ecologic function, structure, and integrity of river corridors, and it has become a multibillion dollar industry. A vigorous debate currently exists in research and professional communities regarding the approaches, applications, and tools most effective in designing, implementing, and assessing stream restoration strategies given a multitude of goals, objectives, stakeholders, and boundary conditions. More importantly, stream restoration as a research-oriented academic discipline is, at present, lagging stream restoration as a rapidly evolving, practitioner-centric endeavor. The volume addresses these main areas: concepts in stream restoration, river mechanics and the use of hydraulic structures, modeling in restoration design, ecology, ecologic indices, and habitat, geomorphic approaches to stream and watershed management, and sediment considerations in stream restoration. Stream Restoration in Dynamic Fluvial Systems will appeal to scholars, professionals, and government agency and institute researchers involved in examining river flow processes, river channel changes and improvements, watershed processes, and landscape systematics.

Geoinformatics in Applied Geomorphology


Author: Siddan Anbazhagan,S.K. Subramanian,XIAOJUN YANG
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439830495
Category: Science
Page: 397
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With recent innovations in the arena of remote sensing and geographic information systems, the use of geoinformatics in applied geomorphology is receiving more attention than ever. Geoinformatics in Applied Geomorphology examines how modern concepts, technologies, and methods in geoinformatics can be used to solve a wide variety of applied geomorphologic problems, such as characterization of arid, coastal, fluvial, aeolian, glacial, karst, and tectonic landforms; natural hazard zoning and mitigations; petroleum exploration; and groundwater exploration and management. Using case studies to illustrate concepts and methods, this book covers: Arid environments, such as the Thar desert, West Texas, the Qatar Peninsula, and the Dead Sea areas Coastal shoreline changes in Kuwait Coastal zone management in India Estuarine bathymetric study of Tampa Bay, Florida Fluvial landforms of the Elbe river basin, Germany Subsurface coastal geomorphology and coastal morphological changes due to tsunamis in the East coast of India The Himalayas, Jammu & Kashmir, Western Ghats, and Precambrian terrain of South India The result of extensive research by an interdisciplinary team of contributors, Geoinformatics in Applied Geomorphology is designed for students, researchers, and professionals in the areas of geomorphology, geological engineering, geography, remote sensing, and geographic information systems.

Geomorphology and River Management

Applications of the River Styles Framework
Author: Gary J. Brierley,Kirstie A. Fryirs
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111868530X
Category: Science
Page: 416
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This book outlines a generic set of procedures, termed the River Styles Framework, which provides a set of tools for interpreting river character, behavior, condition, and recovery potential. Applications of the framework generate a coherent package of geomorphic information, providing a physical template for river rehabilitation activities. management and restoration of rivers is a rapidly growing topic for environmental scientists, geologists and ecologists - this book provides a learning tool with which to approach geomorphic applications to river management describes the essential geomorphological principles underlying river behaviour and evolution demonstrates how the River Styles Framework can turn geomorphic theory into practice, to develop workable strategies for restoration and management based on real case studies and authors extensive experience applicable to river systems worldwide synthesises fluvial geomorphology, ecology and management

Riparian Vegetation and Fluvial Geomorphology


Author: Sean J. Bennett,Andrew Simon
Publisher: American Geophysical Union
ISBN: 0875903576
Category: Science
Page: 282
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Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Water Science and Application Series, Volume 8. Riparian Vegetation and Fluvial Geomorphology presents important new perspectives for the experimentalist, the field practitioner, the theorist, and the modeler, offering a synthesis of scientific advances along with discussions of unresolved problems and research opportunities. The volume is structured in five sections.

Geomorphic Analysis of River Systems

An Approach to Reading the Landscape
Author: Kirstie A. Fryirs,Gary J. Brierley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118305442
Category: Science
Page: 362
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Filling a niche in the geomorphology teaching market, this introductory book is built around a 12 week course in fluvial geomorphology. ‘Reading the landscape’ entails making sense of what a riverscape looks like, how it works, how it has evolved over time, and how alterations to one part of a catchment may have secondary consequences elsewhere, over different timeframes. These place-based field analyses are framed within their topographic, climatic and environmental context. Issues and principles presented in the first part of this book provide foundational understandings that underpin the approach to reading the landscape that is presented in the second half of the book. In reading the landscape, detective-style investigations and interpretations are tied to theoretical and conceptual principles to generate catchment-specific analyses of river character, behaviour and evolution, including responses to human disturbance. This book has been constructed as an introductory text on river landscapes, providing a bridge and/or companion to quantitatively-framed or modelled approaches to landscape analysis that are addressed elsewhere. Key principles outlined in the book emphasise the importance of complexity, contingency and emergence in interpreting the character, behaviour and evolution of any given system. The target audience is second and third year undergraduate students in geomorphology, hydrology, earth science and environmental science, as well as river practitioners who use geomorphic understandings to guide scientific and/or management applications. The primary focus of Kirstie and Gary’s research and teaching entails the use of geomorphic principles as a tool with which to develop coherent scientific understandings of river systems, and the application of these understandings in management practice. Kirstie and Gary are co-developers of the River Styles® Framework and Short Course that is widely used in river management, decision-making and training. Additional resources for this book can be found at: www.wiley.com/go/fryirs/riversystems.

Gravel-bed rivers

fluvial processes, engineering, and management
Author: Richard David Hey,James C. Bathurst,Colin R. Thorne
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471101390
Category: Nature
Page: 875
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A collection of papers by an international group of experts that clarifies the physical processes operating in gravel-bed rivers. Identifies engineering and management techniques based on natural flow processes to minimize the effect of river engineering and water resource development on river systems. Promotes improved design and modelling methods. Discusses future research requirements.