Experimental Fluvial Geomorphology



This book brings together in one volume the results of experimental studies, begun in 1969, of drainage basin evolution and hydrology, river channel and valley morphology and behavior, and alluvial fan morphology and sedimentology. These studies were conducted at the Engineering Research Center of Colorado State University, Fort Collins, by the authors and their colleagues. Some of the results have been published previously in the scientific literature, but much of the work remained unpublished prior to the preparation of this book. The contents are organized in three parts: drainage basins, rivers and valleys, and alluvial fans and sedimentary deposits, each of which deals with morphology and dynamics as observed in experimental studies with applications to analogous prototypes in natural systems.