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Rivers in the landscape / Ellen Wohl.

By: Wohl, Ellen E.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley &​ Sons Inc., 2014Edition: 1st ed.Description: xi, 318 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9781118414897 (pbk.); 9781118414835 (pbk.).Subject(s): Rivers | River channelsDDC classification: 551.483 WOH Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Introduction 1.1.Connectivity and inequality 1.2.Six degrees of connection 1.3.Rivers as integrators 1.4.Organization of this volume 1.5.Understanding rivers 1.5.1.The Colorado Front Range 1.6.Only connect ch. 2 Creating channels and channel networks 2.1.Generating water, solutes, and sediment 2.1.1.Generating water 2.1.2.Generating sediment and solutes 2.2.Getting water, solutes, and sediment downslope to channels 2.2.1.Downslope pathways of water 2.2.2.Downslope movement of sediment 2.2.3.Processes and patterns of water chemistry entering channels 2.2.4.Influence of the riparian zone on fluxes into channels 2.3.Channel initiation 2.4.Extension and development of the drainage network 2.4.1.Morphometric indices and scaling laws 2.4.2.Optimality 2.5.Spatial differentiation within drainage basins 2.6.Summary Channel processes I ch. 3 Water dynamics 3.1.Hydraulics Contents note continued: 3.1.1.Flow classification 3.1.2.Energy, flow state, and hydraulic jumps 3.1.3.Uniform flow equations and flow resistance 3.1.4.Velocity and turbulence 3.1.5.Measures of energy exerted against the channel boundaries 3.2.Hydrology 3.2.1.Measuring, indirectly estimating, and modeling discharge 3.2.2.Flood frequency analysis 3.2.3.Hydrographs 3.2.4.Other parameters used to characterize discharge 3.2.5.Hyporheic exchange and hydrology 3.2.6.River hydrology in cold regions 3.2.7.Human influences on hydrology 3.3.Summary Channel processes II ch. 4 Fluvial sediment dynamics 4.1.The channel bed and initiation of motion 4.1.1.Bed sediment characterization 4.1.2.Entrainment of non-cohesive sediment 4.1.3.Erosion of cohesive beds 4.2.Sediment transport 4.2.1.Dissolved load 4.2.2.Suspended load 4.2.3.Bed load 4.3.Bedforms 4.3.1.Readily mobile bedforms 4.3.2.Infrequently mobile bedforms Contents note continued: 4.3.3.Bedforms in cohesive sediments 4.4.In-channel depositional processes 4.5.Bank stability and erosion 4.6.Sediment budgets 4.7.Summary ch. 5 Channel forms 5.1.Cross-sectional geometry 5.1.1.Bankfull, dominant, and effective discharge 5.1.2.Width to depth ratio 5.1.3.Hydraulic geometry 5.1.4.Lane's balance 5.1.5.Complex response 5.1.6.Channel evolution models 5.2.Channel planform 5.2.1.Straight channels 5.2.2.Meandering channels 5.2.3.Wandering channels 5.2.4.Braided channels 5.2.5.Anabranching channels 5.2.6.Compound channels 5.2.7.Karst channels 5.2.8.Continuum concept 5.2.9.River metamorphosis 5.3.Confluences 5.4.River gradient 5.4.1.Longitudinal profile 5.4.2.Stream gradient index 5.4.3.Knickpoints 5.5.Adjustment of channel form 5.5.1.Extremal hypotheses of channel adjustment 5.5.2.Geomorphic effects of floods 5.6.Downstream trends 5.6.1.Grain size Contents note continued: 5.6.2.Instream wood 5.7.Summary ch. 6 Extra-channel environments 6.1.Floodplains 6.1.1.Depositional processes and floodplain stratigraphy 6.1.2.Erosional processes and floodplain turnover times 6.1.3.Downstream trends in floodplain form and process 6.1.4.Classification of floodplains 6.2.Terraces 6.2.1.Terrace classifications 6.2.2.Mechanisms of terrace formation and preservation 6.2.3.Terraces as paleoprofiles and paleoenvironmental indicators 6.3.Alluvial Fans 6.3.1.Erosional and depositional processes 6.3.2.Fan geometry and stratigraphy 6.4.Deltas 6.4.1.Processes of erosion and deposition 6.4.2.Delta morphology and stratigraphy 6.4.3.Paleoenvironmental records 6.4.4.Deltas in the Anthropocene 6.5.Estuaries 6.6.Summary ch. 7 Humans and rivers 7.1.Indirect impacts 7.1.1.Climate change 7.1.2.Altered land cover 7.2.Direct impacts 7.2.1.Flow regulation Contents note continued: 7.2.2.Altered channel form and connectivity 7.3.River management in an environmental context 7.3.1.Reference conditions 7.3.2.Restoration 7.3.3.Instream, channel maintenance, and environmental flows 7.4.River health 7.5.Summary ch. 8 Rivers in the landscape 8.1.Rivers and topography 8.1.1.Tectonic influences on river geometry 8.1.2.Effects of river incision on tectonics 8.1.3.Indicators of relations between rivers and landscape evolution 8.1.4.Tectonics, topography, and large rivers 8.2.Geomorphic process domains 8.3.Connectivity 8.4.Climatic signatures 8.4.1.High latitudes 8.4.2.Low latitudes 8.4.3.Warm drylands 8.5.Rivers with a history 8.5.1.Upper South Platte River drainage, Colorado, USA 8.5.2.Upper Rio Chagres, Panama 8.5.3.Mackenzie River drainage, Canada 8.5.4.Oregon Coast Range, USA 8.5.5.Yuma Wash, Arizona, USA 8.6.The greater context.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Introduction
1.1.Connectivity and inequality
1.2.Six degrees of connection
1.3.Rivers as integrators
1.4.Organization of this volume
1.5.Understanding rivers
1.5.1.The Colorado Front Range
1.6.Only connect
ch. 2 Creating channels and channel networks
2.1.Generating water, solutes, and sediment
2.1.1.Generating water
2.1.2.Generating sediment and solutes
2.2.Getting water, solutes, and sediment downslope to channels
2.2.1.Downslope pathways of water
2.2.2.Downslope movement of sediment
2.2.3.Processes and patterns of water chemistry entering channels
2.2.4.Influence of the riparian zone on fluxes into channels
2.3.Channel initiation
2.4.Extension and development of the drainage network
2.4.1.Morphometric indices and scaling laws
2.4.2.Optimality
2.5.Spatial differentiation within drainage basins
2.6.Summary
Channel processes I
ch. 3 Water dynamics
3.1.Hydraulics
Contents note continued: 3.1.1.Flow classification
3.1.2.Energy, flow state, and hydraulic jumps
3.1.3.Uniform flow equations and flow resistance
3.1.4.Velocity and turbulence
3.1.5.Measures of energy exerted against the channel boundaries
3.2.Hydrology
3.2.1.Measuring, indirectly estimating, and modeling discharge
3.2.2.Flood frequency analysis
3.2.3.Hydrographs
3.2.4.Other parameters used to characterize discharge
3.2.5.Hyporheic exchange and hydrology
3.2.6.River hydrology in cold regions
3.2.7.Human influences on hydrology
3.3.Summary
Channel processes II
ch. 4 Fluvial sediment dynamics
4.1.The channel bed and initiation of motion
4.1.1.Bed sediment characterization
4.1.2.Entrainment of non-cohesive sediment
4.1.3.Erosion of cohesive beds
4.2.Sediment transport
4.2.1.Dissolved load
4.2.2.Suspended load
4.2.3.Bed load
4.3.Bedforms
4.3.1.Readily mobile bedforms
4.3.2.Infrequently mobile bedforms
Contents note continued: 4.3.3.Bedforms in cohesive sediments
4.4.In-channel depositional processes
4.5.Bank stability and erosion
4.6.Sediment budgets
4.7.Summary
ch. 5 Channel forms
5.1.Cross-sectional geometry
5.1.1.Bankfull, dominant, and effective discharge
5.1.2.Width to depth ratio
5.1.3.Hydraulic geometry
5.1.4.Lane's balance
5.1.5.Complex response
5.1.6.Channel evolution models
5.2.Channel planform
5.2.1.Straight channels
5.2.2.Meandering channels
5.2.3.Wandering channels
5.2.4.Braided channels
5.2.5.Anabranching channels
5.2.6.Compound channels
5.2.7.Karst channels
5.2.8.Continuum concept
5.2.9.River metamorphosis
5.3.Confluences
5.4.River gradient
5.4.1.Longitudinal profile
5.4.2.Stream gradient index
5.4.3.Knickpoints
5.5.Adjustment of channel form
5.5.1.Extremal hypotheses of channel adjustment
5.5.2.Geomorphic effects of floods
5.6.Downstream trends
5.6.1.Grain size
Contents note continued: 5.6.2.Instream wood
5.7.Summary
ch. 6 Extra-channel environments
6.1.Floodplains
6.1.1.Depositional processes and floodplain stratigraphy
6.1.2.Erosional processes and floodplain turnover times
6.1.3.Downstream trends in floodplain form and process
6.1.4.Classification of floodplains
6.2.Terraces
6.2.1.Terrace classifications
6.2.2.Mechanisms of terrace formation and preservation
6.2.3.Terraces as paleoprofiles and paleoenvironmental indicators
6.3.Alluvial Fans
6.3.1.Erosional and depositional processes
6.3.2.Fan geometry and stratigraphy
6.4.Deltas
6.4.1.Processes of erosion and deposition
6.4.2.Delta morphology and stratigraphy
6.4.3.Paleoenvironmental records
6.4.4.Deltas in the Anthropocene
6.5.Estuaries
6.6.Summary
ch. 7 Humans and rivers
7.1.Indirect impacts
7.1.1.Climate change
7.1.2.Altered land cover
7.2.Direct impacts
7.2.1.Flow regulation
Contents note continued: 7.2.2.Altered channel form and connectivity
7.3.River management in an environmental context
7.3.1.Reference conditions
7.3.2.Restoration
7.3.3.Instream, channel maintenance, and environmental flows
7.4.River health
7.5.Summary
ch. 8 Rivers in the landscape
8.1.Rivers and topography
8.1.1.Tectonic influences on river geometry
8.1.2.Effects of river incision on tectonics
8.1.3.Indicators of relations between rivers and landscape evolution
8.1.4.Tectonics, topography, and large rivers
8.2.Geomorphic process domains
8.3.Connectivity
8.4.Climatic signatures
8.4.1.High latitudes
8.4.2.Low latitudes
8.4.3.Warm drylands
8.5.Rivers with a history
8.5.1.Upper South Platte River drainage, Colorado, USA
8.5.2.Upper Rio Chagres, Panama
8.5.3.Mackenzie River drainage, Canada
8.5.4.Oregon Coast Range, USA
8.5.5.Yuma Wash, Arizona, USA
8.6.The greater context.

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