143 Mountain Streams
Part 12. Open-Channel Flow
Published Online: 15 APR 2006
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Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences
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Armanini, A. 2006. Mountain Streams. Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences. 12:143.
- Published Online: 15 APR 2006
This paper illustrates the main features of the hydraulics of mountain streams. The effects of small submergence and riverbed steepness on sediment motion initiation and transport are discussed together with the effect of big roughness elements and pool-riffle and step-pool sequences on velocity distribution and flow resistance. Finally, the most used torrent defense techniques are described.
- mountain rivers;
- incipient motion;
- sediment transport;
- steps and pools;
- check dams