Gravel Bed Rivers 6

Gravel Bed Rivers 6
Author: H. Habersack,H. Piegay,M. Rinaldi
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 836
Release: 2011-09-22
ISBN: 9780080553597
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gravel Bed Rivers 6 Book Excerpt:

Based on the interdisciplinary approaches between earth science, engineering, physical geography, ecology and management, this text focuses on the theoretical questions, case-studies, challenges, and constraints taken from river restoration. It is illustrated with reports of new ground-breaking research covering spatial and temporal scales of physical processes in river catchments, coupling catchment and fluvial processes, grain dynamics and fluvial forms and on geo-ecology and restoration in mountain gravel-bed river environments. Each chapter includes discussions and comments providing experience and feedback from the fundamental research. This book covers scales of analysis for gravel-bed rivers, physics and modeling of processes at local and point scales, sediment delivery and storage, eco-geography and eco-hydraulics, and channel management and restoration. * Major topics in the field are presented by recognized scientific leaders * Chapters cover theories, practices, and methodologies in river management and restoration * Interdisciplinary approach includes case-studies on new, ground-breaking research

Gravel Bed Rivers

Gravel Bed Rivers
Author: Michael Church,Pascale Biron,Andre Roy
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 580
Release: 2012-01-30
ISBN: 0470688904
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gravel Bed Rivers Book Excerpt:

Gravel-Bed Rivers: Processes, Tools, Environments presents a definitive review of current knowledge of gravel-bed rivers, derived from the 7th International Gravel-bed Rivers Workshop, the 5-yearly meeting of the world’s leading authorities in the field. Each chapter in the book has been specifically commissioned to represent areas in which recent progress has been made in the field. The topics covered also represent a coherent progression through the principal areas of the subject (hydraulics; sediment transport; river morphology; tools and methods; applications of science). Definitive review of the current knowledge of gravel-bed rivers Coverage of both fundamental and applied topics Edited by leading academics with contributions from key researchers Thoroughly edited for quality and consistency to provide coherent and logical progression through the principal areas of the subject.

Gravel Bed Rivers

Gravel Bed Rivers
Author: Daizo Tsutsumi,Jonathan B. Laronne
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 832
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN: 111897140X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gravel Bed Rivers Book Excerpt:

With contributions from key researchers across the globe, and edited by internationally recognized leading academics, Gravel-bed Rivers: Processes and Disasters presents the definitive review of current knowledge of gravel-bed rivers. Continuing an established and successful series of scholarly reports, this book consists of the papers presented at the 8th International Gravel-bed Rivers Workshop. Focusing on all the recent progress that has been made in the field, subjects covered include flow, physical modeling, sediment transport theory, techniques and instrumentation, morphodynamics and ecological topics, with special attention given to aspects of disasters relevant to sediment supply and integrated river management. This up-to-date compendium is essential reading for geomorphologists, river engineers and ecologists, river managers, fluvial sedimentologists and advanced students in these fields.

Recent Trends in River Corridor Management

Recent Trends in River Corridor Management
Author: Vinay Chembolu
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 981169933X
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recent Trends in River Corridor Management Book Excerpt:

Informatics Networking and Intelligent Computing

Informatics  Networking and Intelligent Computing
Author: Jiaxing Zhang
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2015-05-06
ISBN: 1138026743
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Informatics Networking and Intelligent Computing Book Excerpt:

This proceedings volume contains selected papers presented at the 2014 International Conference on Informatics, Networking and Intelligent Computing, held in Shenzhen, China. Contributions cover the latest developments and advances in the field of Informatics, Networking and Intelligent Computing.

Mountain Rivers Revisited

Mountain Rivers Revisited
Author: Ellen Wohl
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 573
Release: 2013-05-28
ISBN: 1118671686
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mountain Rivers Revisited Book Excerpt:

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Water Resources Monograph Series, Volume 19. What are the forms and processes characteristic of mountain rivers and how do we know them? Mountain Rivers Revisited, an expanded and updated version of the earlier volume Mountain Rivers, answers these questions and more. Here is the only comprehensive synthesis of current knowledge about mountain rivers available. While continuing to focus on physical process and form in mountain rivers, the text also addresses the influences of tectonics, climate, and land use on rivers, as well as water chemistry, hyporheic exchange, and riparian and aquatic ecology. With its numerous illustrations and references, hydrologists, geomorphologists, civil and environmental engineers, ecologists, resource planners, and their students will find this book an essential resource. Ellen Wohl received her Ph.D. in geology in 1988 from the University of Arizona. Since then, she has worked primarily on mountain and bedrock rivers in diverse environments.

Open Channel Hydraulics River Hydraulic Structures and Fluvial Geomorphology

Open Channel Hydraulics  River Hydraulic Structures and Fluvial Geomorphology
Author: Artur Radecki-Pawlik,Stefano Pagliara,Jan Hradecky
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 508
Release: 2017-09-07
ISBN: 1498730833
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Open Channel Hydraulics River Hydraulic Structures and Fluvial Geomorphology Book Excerpt:

This book presents practical hydraulic and river engineering research along with fluvial geomorphological concepts, and links the theoretical and practical knowledge of people working every day with rivers, streams, and hydraulic structures to fluvial geomorphology. Besides providing a guide for professionals, this book also provides material for students to acquire the knowledge and skills to rehabilitate rivers, streams, and waterways.

Gravel bed Rivers V

Gravel bed Rivers V
Author: M. Paul Mosley,New Zealand Hydrological Society
Publsiher: Water Resources Publications
Total Pages: 642
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gravel bed Rivers V Book Excerpt:

Rivers Physical Fluvial and Environmental Processes

Rivers     Physical  Fluvial and Environmental Processes
Author: Paweł Rowiński,Artur Radecki-Pawlik
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 613
Release: 2015-07-02
ISBN: 3319177192
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rivers Physical Fluvial and Environmental Processes Book Excerpt:

This book describes the domain of research and investigation of physical, chemical and biological attributes of flowing water, and it deals with a cross-disciplinary field of study combining physical, geophysical, hydraulic, technological, environmental interests. It aims to equip engineers, geophysicists, managers working in water-related arenas as well as advanced students and researchers with the most up to date information available on the state of knowledge about rivers, particularly their physical, fluvial and environmental processes. Information from various but also interrelated areas available in one volume is the main benefit for potential readers. All chapters are prepared by leading experts from the leading research laboratories from all over the world.

Rivers in the Landscape

Rivers in the Landscape
Author: Ellen Wohl
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2020-02-10
ISBN: 1119535417
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rivers in the Landscape Book Excerpt:

Rivers are the great shapers of terrestrial landscapes. Very few points on Earth above sea level do not lie within a drainage basin. Even points distant from the nearest channel are likely to be influenced by that channel. Tectonic uplift raises rock thousands of meters above sea level. Precipitation falling on the uplifted terrain concentrates into channels that carry sediment downward to the oceans and influence the steepness of adjacent hill slopes by governing the rate at which the landscape incises. Rivers migrate laterally across lowlands, creating a complex topography of terraces, floodplain wetlands and channels. Subtle differences in elevation, grain size, and soil moisture across this topography control the movement of ground water and the distribution of plants and animals. Rivers in the Landscape, Second Edition, emphasizes general principles and conceptual models, as well as concrete examples of each topic drawn from the extensive literature on river process and form. The book is suitable for use as a course text or a general reference on rivers. Aimed at advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and professionals looking for a concise summary of physical aspects of rivers, Rivers in the Landscape is designed to: emphasize the connectivity between rivers and the greater landscape by explicitly considering the interactions between rivers and tectonics, climate, biota, and human activities; provide a concise summary of the current state of knowledge for physical process and form in rivers; reflect the diversity of river environments, from mountainous, headwater channels to large, lowland, floodplain rivers and from the arctic to the tropics; reflect the diverse methods that scientists use to characterize and understand river process and form, including remote sensing, field measurements, physical experiments, and numerical simulations; reflect the increasing emphasis on quantification in fluvial geomorphology and the study of Earth surfaces in general; provide both an introduction to the classic, foundational papers on each topic, and a guide to the latest, particularly insightful and integrative references.

Coherent Flow Structures at Earth s Surface

Coherent Flow Structures at Earth s Surface
Author: Jeremy G. Venditti,James L. Best,Michael Church,Richard J. Hardy
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2013-08-28
ISBN: 1118527194
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coherent Flow Structures at Earth s Surface Book Excerpt:

An expert review of recent progress in the study of turbulentflows with a focus on recently identified organizedstructures. This book reviews the recent progress in the study of the turbulentflows that sculpt the Earth’s surface, focusing inparticular on the organized structures that have been identified inrecent years within turbulent flows. These coherent flowstructures can include eddies or vortices at the scale ofindividual grains, through structures that scale with the flowdepth in rivers or estuaries, to the large-scale structure of flowsat the morphological or landform scale. These flow structuresare of wide interest to the scientific community because they playan important role in fluid dynamics and influence thetransport, erosion and deposition of sediment andpollutants in a wide variety of fluid flowenvironments. Scientific knowledge of these structures has improved greatlyover the past 20 years as computational fluid dynamics hascome to play an increasing important part in building ourunderstanding of coherent flow structures across a broad rangeof scales. Chapters comprise a series of major, invited papers and aselection of the most novel, innovative papers presented atthe second Coherent Flow Structures Conference held August 3-5,2011 at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BritishColumbia. Chapters focus on six major themes: Dynamics of coherent flow structures (CFS) in geophysicalflows Interaction of turbulent flows, vegetation and ecologicalhabitats Coherent structure of atmospheric flows Numerical modeling of coherent flow structures Turbulence in open channel flows Coherent flow structures, sediment transport and morphologicalfeedbacks.

River Dynamics

River Dynamics
Author: Bruce L. Rhoads
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-04-30
ISBN: 1108168981
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

River Dynamics Book Excerpt:

Rivers are important agents of change that shape the Earth's surface and evolve through time in response to fluctuations in climate and other environmental conditions. They are fundamental in landscape development, and essential for water supply, irrigation, and transportation. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the geomorphological processes that shape rivers and that produce change in the form of rivers. It explores how the dynamics of rivers are being affected by anthropogenic change, including climate change, dam construction, and modification of rivers for flood control and land drainage. It discusses how concern about environmental degradation of rivers has led to the emergence of management strategies to restore and naturalize these systems, and how river management techniques work best when coordinated with the natural dynamics of rivers. This textbook provides an excellent resource for students, researchers, and professionals in fluvial geomorphology, hydrology, river science, and environmental policy.

Flood Risk in the Upper Vistula Basin

Flood Risk in the Upper Vistula Basin
Author: Zbigniew W. Kundzewicz,Markus Stoffel,Tadeusz Niedźwiedź,Bartłomiej Wyżga
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2016-08-23
ISBN: 3319419234
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flood Risk in the Upper Vistula Basin Book Excerpt:

This pioneering book addresses the entirety of river flooding issues in the Upper Vistula Basin, where considerable flood generation potential exists. It analyses the factors influencing flood risk, investigates variations in observation records and discusses projections for the future and adaptation to changing risk. It serves the general interest in understanding the floods that cause massive destruction in Europe, with dozens of fatalities and tremendous material damages. This interdisciplinary book, which covers aspects of climatology, geomorphology, hydrology, and water and flood risk management, unveils the complexity of the current situation. Access to reliable and accurate information can help solve important practical problems related to flood risk reduction strategies, and is at the core of the EU Floods Directive. As such, the book offers a valuable resource for scientists, educators and practitioners involved in water management, natural disaster reduction and adaptation to climate change.

Fluvial Sedimentology VI

Fluvial Sedimentology VI
Author: Norman D. Smith,John Rogers
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2009-03-16
ISBN: 1444304224
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fluvial Sedimentology VI Book Excerpt:

Understanding of rivers and their sediments, both as modern systems and as ancient counterparts in the geological record, has progressed steadily but markedly over the past several decades, with contributions by practitioners in diverse fields of geosciences and engineering. This book contains 31 papers, with authors from 13 countries, who participated in the Sixth International Conference on Fluvial Sedimentology held in Cape Town, South Africa, in 1977. True to the nature of these quadrennial conferences, the papers in this book discuss a broad range of fluvial subjects that include the character of bedforms and sediment transport in river channels, morphological and sedimentological features of modern fluvial environments, modern and ancient avulsions, internal and external controls on the behaviour of river systems, and the facies and architectural organization of alluvial deposits. A specialist volume detailing the latest advances in fluvial sedimentology. Authorship includes the leaders in the field. If you are a member of the International Association of Sedimentologists, for purchasing details, please see: http://www.iasnet.org/publications/details.asp?code=SP28

Management and Restoration of Fluvial Systems with Broad Historical Changes and Human Impacts

Management and Restoration of Fluvial Systems with Broad Historical Changes and Human Impacts
Author: L. Allan James,Sara L. Rathburn,George Richard Whittecar
Publsiher: Geological Society of America
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN: 0813724511
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Management and Restoration of Fluvial Systems with Broad Historical Changes and Human Impacts Book Excerpt:

Dating Torrential Processes on Fans and Cones

Dating Torrential Processes on Fans and Cones
Author: Michelle Schneuwly-Bollschweiler,Markus Stoffel,Florian Rudolf-Miklau
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2012-07-15
ISBN: 940074336X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dating Torrential Processes on Fans and Cones Book Excerpt:

This book provides a detailed overview on methods used for the dating of past torrential activity on fans and cones and fosters the discussion on the impact of past and potential future climate change on torrential processes. The book has a clear focus on the practical applications of these methods, complemented by case studies. The limits of each dating method in case of excessive natural and human interventions on fans and cones are shown.

River Flow 2006 Two Volume Set

River Flow 2006  Two Volume Set
Author: Rui M.L. Ferreira,Elsa C.T.L. Alves,Joao G.A.B. Leal,Antonio H. Cardoso
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 2304
Release: 2006-09-14
ISBN: 1439833869
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

River Flow 2006 Two Volume Set Book Excerpt:

Rivers are complex entities. In addition to being valuable wildlife habitats, they support human activities by providing water for human usage, renewable energy and convenient transportation. Rivers may also pose threats to riverine communities, in the form of floods and other natural or man-induced hazards. Contemporary societies recognize their responsibility in ensuring the sustainable use of rivers and in preserving river’s intrinsic ecological and landscape values. This obligation is often in conflict with riverine economical exploitation and with risk management concerns. As a discipline, Fluvial Hydraulics makes a significant contribution to the development of strategies for sustainable river use by providing new modelling tools and engineering techniques based on advances in phenomenological understanding and in computational modelling. River Flow 2006 comprises the Proceedings of the third edition of the International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, organized under the auspices of the Fluvial Hydraulics Section of the International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research (IAHR). The book covers issues such as river hydrodynamics, morphodynamics and sediment transport. Other contributions describe interdisciplinary approaches and experiences, particularly regarding interfacial activities involving environmental sciences and information technologies. River Flow 2006 contains the most recent theoretical accomplishments, numerical developments, experimental investigations and field studies in Fluvial Hydraulics. It is an excellent resource for researchers, civil and environmental engineers, and practitioners in river-related disciplines.

Stream Ecology

Stream Ecology
Author: J. David Allan,María M. Castillo,Krista A. Capps
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 485
Release: 2021-03-17
ISBN: 3030612864
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stream Ecology Book Excerpt:

Stream Ecology: Structure and Function of Running Waters is designed to serve as a textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, and as a reference source for specialists in stream ecology and related fields. This Third Edition is thoroughly updated and expanded to incorporate significant advances in our understanding of environmental factors, biological interactions, and ecosystem processes, and how these vary with hydrological, geomorphological, and landscape setting. The broad diversity of running waters – from torrential mountain brooks, to large, lowland rivers, to great river systems whose basins occupy sub-continents – makes river ecosystems appear overwhelming complex. A central theme of this book is that although the settings are often unique, the processes at work in running waters are general and increasingly well understood. Even as our scientific understanding of stream ecosystems rapidly advances, the pressures arising from diverse human activities continue to threaten the health of rivers worldwide. This book presents vital new findings concerning human impacts, and the advances in pollution control, flow management, restoration, and conservation planning that point to practical solutions. Reviews of the first edition: ".. an unusually lucid and judicious reassessment of the state of stream ecology" Science Magazine "..provides an excellent introduction to the area for advanced undergraduates and graduate students..." Limnology & Oceanography "... a valuable reference for all those interested in the ecology of running waters." Transactions of the American Fisheries Society Reviews of the second edition: "Overall, a must for the field centre and a good starter text in stream ecology." (TEN News, October, 2007) "Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty." (P. R. Pinet, CHOICE, Vol. 45 (7), 2008) "... a very good, fluidly readable book which contains the latest key scientific knowledge of the ecology of running waters." (Daniel Graeber, International Review of Hydrobiology, Vol. 94 (2), 2009)

Free Surface Flows and Transport Processes

Free Surface Flows and Transport Processes
Author: Monika B. Kalinowska,Magdalena Maria Mrokowska,Paweł Mariusz Rowiński
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 502
Release: 2018-01-28
ISBN: 3319709143
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Free Surface Flows and Transport Processes Book Excerpt:

This book contains the written, thoroughly reviewed versions of both invited lectures and regular presentations given at the 36th International School of Hydraulics, held at Jachranka in Poland on May 23–26, 2017. The contributions cover recent findings in the areas of mathematical modeling as well as experimental investigations related to free surface flows and pollution, sediment and heat transport processes in rivers. Better understanding of environmental flows requires cognition of physical, chemical and biological attributes of flowing water and therefore hydraulic research becomes strongly interdisciplinary field of science. The authors also realize that fundamental knowledge of environmental hydraulics problems is absolutely essential for planning and design of systems to manage water resources. Nowadays the readers face a rapid development of hydraulic research due to a boom in the computer sciences and measurement techniques and this is what this book is about. Eminent world leading experts in this field and young researchers from sixteen countries from all over the world contributed to this book.

Tools in Fluvial Geomorphology

Tools in Fluvial Geomorphology
Author: G. Mathias Kondolf,Hervé Piégay
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2016-04-28
ISBN: 1118648560
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tools in Fluvial Geomorphology Book Excerpt:

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.