Applied fluvial geomorphology for river engineering and management

Author: Colin R. Thorne,Richard David Hey,Malcolm David Newson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Category: Science
Page: 376
View: 4968
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
View: 7861
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.

Tools in Fluvial Geomorphology

Author: G. Mathias Kondolf,Hervé Piégay
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118648560
Category: Science
Page: 560
View: 6664
Fluvial Geomorphology studies the biophysical processes acting in rivers, and the sediment patterns and landforms resulting from them. It is a discipline of synthesis, with roots in geology, geography, and river engineering, and with strong interactions with allied fields such as ecology, engineering and landscape architecture. This book comprehensively reviews tools used in fluvial geomorphology, at a level suitable to guide the selection of research methods for a given question. Presenting an integrated approach to the interdisciplinary nature of the subject, it provides guidance for researchers and professionals on the tools available to answer questions on river restoration and management. Thoroughly updated since the first edition in 2003 by experts in their subfields, the book presents state-of-the-art tools that have revolutionized fluvial geomorphology in recent decades, such as physical and numerical modelling, remote sensing and GIS, new field techniques, advances in dating, tracking and sourcing, statistical approaches as well as more traditional methods such as the systems framework, stratigraphic analysis, form and flow characterisation and historical analysis. This book: Covers five main types of geomorphological questions and their associated tools: historical framework; spatial framework; chemical, physical and biological methods; analysis of processes and forms; and future understanding framework. Provides guidance on advantages and limitations of different tools for different applications, data sources, equipment and supplies needed, and case studies illustrating their application in an integrated perspective. It is an essential resource for researchers and professional geomorphologists, hydrologists, geologists, engineers, planners, and ecologists concerned with river management, conservation and restoration. It is a useful supplementary textbook for upper level undergraduate and graduate courses in Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and interdisciplinary courses in river management and restoration.

Applied Fluvial Geomorphology

Author: James Grant MacBroom
Publisher: N.A
Category: Geomorphology
Page: 167
View: 761

Fundamentals of Fluvial Geomorphology

Author: Ro Charlton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134313500
Category: Science
Page: 280
View: 3508
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.

Applying Geomorphology to Environmental Management

Author: Deborah J. Anthony
Publisher: Water Resources Publication
ISBN: 9781887201292
Category: Environmental management.
Page: 483
View: 4546
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.

Geological Monitoring

Author: Rob Young,Lisa Norby
Publisher: Geological Society of America
ISBN: 0813760321
Category: Science
Page: 305
View: 3565
"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
View: 1654
Full text e-book available as part of the Elsevier ScienceDirect Earth and Planetary Sciences subject collection.

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
View: 4843
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
View: 6667
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.

Climate Change in Bangladesh

Confronting Impending Disasters
Author: Harun Rasid,Bimal Paul
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739183540
Category: Science
Page: 252
View: 2498
This book provides an essential interdisciplinary text on climate change and sea level rise in Bangladesh for undergraduate and graduate students of geography, environmental studies, sociology, anthropology, political science and others. Furthermore, it is an invaluable resource for managers and planners of the government of Bangladesh and several international agencies, including the United Nations, UNDP, UNEP, ADB, who are involved in climate change mitigation and adaptation.

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
View: 6781
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.

Riparian Vegetation and Fluvial Geomorphology

Author: Sean J. Bennett,Andrew Simon
Publisher: American Geophysical Union
ISBN: 0875903576
Category: Science
Page: 282
View: 2324
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.

Applied Geomorphology

Theory and Practice
Author: R. J. Allison
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471895558
Category: Science
Page: 480
View: 4476
This is the first book to bring together practical examples from around the world to show how geomorphological evidence can help in effective land utilisation and hazard risk assessment. Case studies provide important lessons in risk management, and experts provide summaries of current research. The text also promotes good practice and effective land use, and looks at problems caused by misuse of the environment and potential solutions based on geomorphological evidence.

The Fluvial System

Author: Stanley Alfred Schumm
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781930665798
Category: Science
Page: 338
View: 1850
Originally published in 1977, this is a classic of the geomorphology literature. Erosion, transport, and deposition of sediment within river catchments concern a wide range of earth scientists and profoundly affect land management. Upland soil removal engages the attention of soil conservationists, hydraulic engineers deal with fluvial sediment transport and river channel morphology, and patterns of sediment deposition in riverine and coastal lowlands affect navigability, the habitability of valley floors and the distribution of groundwater and minerals. The author argues persuasively that fluvial geomorphology, sedimentology and stratigraphy provide insights into each of these components of the river basin. "This volume, with its generous illustrations will be welcomed by earth scientists generally. It fills an important niche in the fluvial literature and its lucid style and clear exposition place it well within the range of students in any form of higher education." Nature "As a synthesis of the fluvial system and its effects on the landscape, as a primer in fluvial geomorphology and sedimentation for the planner, engineer and economic geologist, and as a stimulator of geomorphic thought, this book is most valuable." American Scientist Dr. Schumm is an internationally recognized geomorphologist who has published 150 papers and authored and edited 11 books. His primary experience has been in the investigation and analysis of fluvial systems. He has applied the concepts of geomorphology, fluvial hydraulics and geology to analyze alluvial river form and shape, sediment transport and effects of man-induced changes on river systems throughout the United States and in numerous foreign countries. He has also been involved in the interpretation of lunar and Martian landforms. Dr. Schumm is a past Chairman of the Geopmorphology Division of the Geological Society of America, has served on technical and committees of the National Research Council, the Geological Society of America, the American Geophysical Union, International Geographic Union, the National Science Foundation and NASA. He has performed research, lectured and advised government agencies around the world.

To Interpret the Earth

Ten Ways to Be Wrong
Author: Stanley A. Schumm,Stanley Alfred Schumm
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521646024
Category: Science
Page: 133
View: 357
A concise and imaginative discussion of the scientific approach to problems within the earth sciences for students and researchers.

Climate Change as Popular Science

Author: Harun Rashid,Alan Bauld
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1524558133
Category: Science
Page: 246
View: 3914
We define popular science as interpretations of scientific concepts in plain language (i.e., in nontechnical language) for the general audience, who may or may not have a background in science. Climate Change As popular Science (CCAPS) is a nontechnical interpretation of climate change science, intended for the general audience. We have a blog on this topic under the following web address: retrieved on October 23, 2016. We have posted most of the chapters in this book as CCAPS blog posts.

The History of the Study of Landforms: Quaternary and recent processes and forms (1890-1965) and the mid-century revolutions

Author: Richard J. Chorley,Antony J. Dunn,Robert Percy Beckinsale
Publisher: Geological Society of London
ISBN: 9781862392496
Category: Science
Page: 1027
View: 4545
This book is the fourth volume in the definitive series, The History of the Study of Landforms or The Development of Geomorphology. Volume 1 (1964) dealt with contributions to the field up to 1890. Volume 2 (1973) dealt with the concepts and contributions of William Morris Davis. Volume 3 (1991) covered historical and regional themes during the 'classic' period of geomorphology, between 1980 and 1950. This volume concentrates on studies of geomorphological processes and Quaternary geomorphology, carrying on these themes into the second part of the twentieth century, since when process-based studies have become so dominant. It is divided into five sections. After chapters dealing with geological controls, there are three sections dealing with process and form: fluvial, glacial and other process domains. The final section covers the mid-century revolution, anticipating the onset of quantitative studies and dating techniques. The volume's objective is to describe and analyse many of the developments that provide a foundation for the rich and varied subject matter of contemporary geomorphology. The volume is in part a celebration of the late Professor Richard Chorley, who devised its structure and contributed a chapter.

Perspectives In Geomorphology

Author: Hari Shanker Sharma
Publisher: Concept Publishing Company
Page: 358
View: 6049

Dictionary of hydrological engineering

English, French, Armenian, Russian, Polish, Romanian, Arabic
Author: Vazken Andréassian
Publisher: Editions Quae
ISBN: 9782853626484
Category: Dictionaries, Polyglot
Page: 213
View: 6057
The dictionary of Hydrological Engineering aims at facilitating the transfer of knowledge between hydrologists, engineers, scientists and students involved in the fields of hydrology and sustainable water resources management. It also aims at promoting the use of national idioms by providing equivalent terms little known in the technical domain. You can find in the dictionary, divided into seven parts, a collection of over 2 000 terms in hydrology and related fields: hydrotechnics, hydrogeology, metrology, hydraulics, water supply, geomorphology and geography. English terms are given in a numbered alphabetical list (reference list), along with their equivalent in other languages. At the end of the dictionary, the user will find an alphabetical list in French, Armenian, Russian, Polish, Romanian and Arabic. Each term is indexed so that it can be found easily throughout the dictionary whatever the language. The dictionary will help to ensure a more sustainable management of water resources by disseminating the basic principles of hydrology and related fields to users in their monther tongue and not only to those who are fluent in one of the main international languages such as English and Russian.