13. Channel Form, Flows and Sediments of Endogenous Ephemeral Rivers in Deserts

  1. David S. G. Thomas
  1. Ian Reid1 and
  2. Lynne E. Frostick2

Published Online: 13 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470710777.ch13

Arid Zone Geomorphology: Process, Form and Change in Drylands, Third Edition

Arid Zone Geomorphology: Process, Form and Change in Drylands, Third Edition

How to Cite

Reid, I. and Frostick, L. E. (2011) Channel Form, Flows and Sediments of Endogenous Ephemeral Rivers in Deserts, in Arid Zone Geomorphology: Process, Form and Change in Drylands, Third Edition (ed D. S. G. Thomas), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470710777.ch13

Editor Information

  1. School of Geography and Environment, Oxford University Centre for the Environment, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QY, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Geography, Loughborough University, Loughborough LE11 3TU, UK

  2. 2

    Department of Geography, University of Hull, Hull HU6 7RX, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 25 FEB 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470519080

Online ISBN: 9780470710777

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Keywords:

  • channel form, flows and sediments - of endogenous ephemeral rivers in deserts;
  • water, a significant agent - of erosion in arid lands;
  • desert streams, differing from their perennial counterparts - propagation of flood waves;
  • flash flood hydrograph;
  • ephemeral river channel geometry - desert streams, and their great width;
  • fluvial sediment transport;
  • sediment transport in suspension;
  • pattern of burial and exhumation - tagged gravel clasts, during downstream transport in Nahal Hebron, northern Negev, Israel;
  • rivers, role in shaping the Earth's deserts;
  • ephemeral streams, and rivers of American southwest - century of channel change in Gila River, southern Arizona

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Rainfall and river discharge

  • Ephemeral river channel geometry

  • Fluvial sediment transport

  • Desert river deposits

  • Conclusions

  • References