By G. Mathias Kondolf,Hervé Piégay
Fluvial Geomorphology reports the biophysical techniques performing in rivers, and the sediment styles and landforms caused by them. it's a self-discipline of synthesis, with roots in geology, geography, and river engineering, and with powerful interactions with allied fields akin to ecology, engineering and panorama structure. This publication comprehensively stories instruments utilized in fluvial geomorphology, at a degree compatible to lead the choice of analysis tools for a given query. proposing an built-in method of the interdisciplinary nature of the topic, it offers suggestions for researchers and execs at the instruments on hand to respond to questions about river recovery and administration.
Thoroughly up to date because the first version in 2003 by way of specialists of their subfields, the ebook provides cutting-edge instruments that experience revolutionized fluvial geomorphology in contemporary many years, akin to actual and numerical modelling, distant sensing and GIS, new box options, advances in courting, monitoring and sourcing, statistical ways in addition to extra conventional equipment comparable to the structures framework, stratigraphic research, shape and circulate characterisation and historic research.
- Covers 5 major sorts of geomorphological questions and their linked instruments: ancient framework; spatial framework; chemical, actual and organic equipment; research of approaches and types; and destiny figuring out framework.
- Provides suggestions on benefits and boundaries of other instruments for various functions, information resources, gear and offers wanted, and case reports illustrating their software in an built-in perspective.
It is a necessary source for researchers geomorphologists, hydrologists, geologists, engineers, planners, and ecologists enthusiastic about river administration, conservation and recovery. it's a necessary supplementary textbook for higher point undergraduate and graduate classes in Geography, Geology, Environmental technology, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and interdisciplinary classes in river administration and restoration.