Fundamentals of Fluvial Geomorphology, by Ro Charlton gives complete overview of latest 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.
Rivers are significant geomorphological agents, they show an amazing variety of kind and behavior and transfer water and sediment from the land surface to the oceans. This book examines how river methods reply to environmental change and why this understanding is required for successful river management. Highly dynamic in nature, river channels modify and evolve over timescales that vary from hours to tens of 1000′s of years or extra, and are present in a variety of environments.
Fundamentals of Fluvial Geomorphology covers circulate and sediment regimes: circulate technology; stream regimes; sediment sources, transfer and yield. Different matters include channel processes: circulation traits; processes of abrasion and sediment transport; interactions between circulation and the channel boundary; deposition, channel type and behavior: controls on channel kind; channel adjustments; floodplain development; kind and bedrock channels.
The discussions also response to alter: how channels have responded to past environmental change; impacts of human exercise; reconstructing previous adjustments, river management: the fluvial hydrosystem; environmental degradation; environmentally delicate engineering techniques; river restoration; the position of the fluvial geomorphologist.
This book is an indispensable text for undergraduate students. It offers straightforward explanations for vital ideas and mathematical formulae, backed up with conceptual diagrams and acceptable examples from worldwide to show what they actually imply and why they are important. A color plate part additionally exhibits spectacular examples of fluvial diversity.
Fundamentals of Fluvial Geomorphology [Paperback]
Routledge; 1 edition (December 28, 2007)