Natural and Anthropogenic Influences in Fluvial Geomorphology

Natural and Anthropogenic Influences in Fluvial Geomorphology

Editor(s): J.E. Costa, A.J. Miller, K.W Potter, P.R. Wilcock

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

Print ISBN: 9780875900469

Online ISBN: 9781118664308

DOI: 10.1029/GM089

About this Book

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 89.

This book concentrates on the development and evolution of fluvial systems by natural and human processes, highlighting new insights and knowledge about the concept of magnitude and frequency, effects of land-use, and effects of human regulation of streamflow. The papers describe new research developments and approaches to understanding the origins of channels, water and sediment movement on slopes and in streams, the magnitude and frequency of physical processes that affect water and sediment movement, and the implications of these processes for policy decisions such as stream restoration. This is an appropriate time to pause and evaluate what is known about the hydrologic interactions of natural processes, changing land-use, and forced physical constraints on hillslope and fluvial systems. The recent emphasis on ecosystems by the federal government, and the inseparable connection to hydrology, make these prime subjects to ponder in this volume. Included are papers that directly address some of the most difficult and pressing issues related to the role of geomorphology in strategic science.

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