River Variability and Complexity
By (author) Stanley A. Schumm
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River Variability and Complexity by Stanley A. Schumm
Book DescriptionRivers differ among themselves and through time. An individual river can vary significantly downstream, changing its dimensions and pattern dramatically over a short distance. If hydrology and hydraulics were the primary controls on the morphology and behaviour of large rivers, we would expect long reaches of rivers to maintain characteristic and relatively uniform morphologies. In fact, this is not the case - the variability of large rivers indicates that other important factors are involved. River Variability and Complexity presents an interesting approach to the understanding of river variability. It provides examples of river variability and explains the reasons for them, including fluvial response to human activities. Understanding the mechanisms of variability is important for geomorphologists, geologists, river engineers and sedimentologists as they attempt to interpret ancient fluvial deposits or anticipate river behaviour at different locations and through time. This book provides an excellent background for graduates, researchers and professionals.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521040990
(246mm x 189mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 27-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Stanley A. Schumm
Active Tectonics and Alluvial Rivers, Paperback (February 2002)
Describes how rivers respond to active tectonics for graduate students, consultants and academic researchers.
To Interpret the Earth, Paperback (July 1998)» View all books by Stanley A. Schumm
A concise and imaginative discussion of the scientific approach to problems within the earth sciences for students and researchers.
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Author Biography - Stanley A. Schumm
Dr Schumm is an internationally recognised geormorphologist and author of several books, including the prize-winning The Fluvial System.
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