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River Meandering

River Meandering

Syunsuke Ikeda (Editor), Gary Parker (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-66560-2

Mar 2013, American Geophysical Union

485 pages

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Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Water Resources Monograph Series, Volume 12.

River channel pattern comes in three flavors: straight, meandering, and braided. Of these, meandering is perhaps the most common, but at the same time the most mysterious: it is strikingly rich in pattern, yet is encumbered with neither the sterile order of its straight cousin, nor the undecipherable disorder of its braided relative.

Consider Figures 1 and 2 herein. The former is of the artificially straightened Naka River, Shikoku, Japan. Thwarted in its quest for a meandering planform, the river has, nevertheless, generated of its own the precursor known as alternate bars. In the latter photograph, a pair of images of the East Nishnabotna River, Iowa, USA, illustrate the elegance of the sinuous river, and the inexorable migration and deformation of bends so characteristic of freely meandering streams.

1. Boundary Shear Stress and Sediment Transport in River Meanders of
Sand and Gravel
William E. Dietrich and Peter Whiting 1

2. Sedimentary Controls on Channel Migration and Origin of Points Bars in
Sand-Bedded Meandering Rivers
Hiroshi Ikeda 51

3. Flow in Meandering Channels with Natural Topography
Jonathan M. Nelson and J. Dungan Smith 69

4. Sedinlent Transport and Sorting at Bends
Syunsuke Ikeda 103

5. Sediment Control by Submerged Vanes. Design Basis
A. Jacob Odgaard and Anita Spoljaric 127

6. Analysis ofN-D Bed Topography Model for Rivers
Nico Struiksma and AIessandra Crosato 153

7. Linear Theory of River Meanders
Helgi Johannesson and Gary Parker 181

8. Studies on Qualitative and Quantitative Prediction of Meander Channel Shift
Kazuyoshi Hasegawa 215

9. Finite Amplitude Development of Alternate Bars
Shoji Fukuoka 237

10. Alternate Bars and Meandering; Free, Forced and Mixed Interactions
G. Seminara and M. Tubino 261

11. Evolution and Stability of Erodible Channel Beds
Jonathan M. Nelson and J. Dungan Slnith 321

12. Observations on Several Recent Theories of Resonance and Overdeepening
in Meandering Channels
Gary Parker and Helgi Johannesson 379

13. Bar and Channel Forluation in Braided Streanls
Yuichiro Fujita 417

14. Topographic Response of a Bar in the Green River, Utah to Variation in Discharge
E.D. Andrews and J. M. Nelson 463