DescriptionIn recent years there has been a marked increase in funding and employment in river restoration. Methods in Fluvial Geomorphology provides an integrated approach to the interdisciplinary nature of the subject and offers guidance for researchers and professionals on the tools available to answer questions on river management on very difference scales.
* Each chapter is organised to cover everything from general concepts to specific techniques
* Topics covered include evolution of methods, guiding concepts, a framework for deciding when to apply specific tools, advantages and limitation of the tools, sources of data, equipment and supplies needed, and a summary table
* Provides the professional with a useful handbook covering all tools used in fluvial geomorphology
* Also provides valuable information on the advantages and limitations of the tools
* All chapters include case studies to give examples of the applications of the tools discussed
I - BACKGROUND.
1. Tools in Fluvial Geomorphology: Problem Statement and Recent Practice.
II - THE TEMPORAL FRAMEWORK : DATING AND ASSESSINNG GEOMORPHOLOGICAL TRENDS.
2. Surficial Geologic Tools in Fluvial Geomorphology.
3. Archeology and Human Artifacts.
4. Using Historical Data in Fluvial Geomorphology.
III - THE SPATIAL FRAMEWORK: EMPHASIZING SPATIAL STRUCTURE AND NESTED CHARACTER OF FLUVIAL FORMS.
5. Systems approach in fluvial Geomorphology.
6. Analysis of Aerial Photography and Other Remotely Sensed Data.
7. Geomorphic Classification of Rivers and Streams.
8. Modelling Catchment Processes.
IV – CHEMICAL, PHYSICAL AND BIOLOGICAL EVIDENCE: DATING, EMPHASIZING SPATIAL STRUCTURE AND FLUVIAL PROCESSES.
9. Radiogenic and Isotopic Methods for the Direct Dating and of Fluvial Sediments.
10. Vegetation as a Tool in the Interpretation of Fluvial Geomorphic Processes and Landforms in Humid Temperate Areas
V – ANALYSIS OF PROCESSES AND FORMS: WATER AND SEDIMENT INTERACTIONS.
11. Measurement and Analysis of Alluvial Channel Form.
12. Flow Measurement and Characterization.
13. Bed Sediment Measurement.
14. Use of Tracers in Fluvial Geomorphology.
15. Sediment Transport.
16. Sediment Budgets as an Organizing Framework in Fluvial Geomorphology.
VI – DISCRIMINATING, SIMULATING AND MODELING PROCESSES AND TRENDS.
17. Models in Fluvial Geomorphology.
18. Flow and Sediment-Transport Modeling.
19. Numerical Modeling of Alluvial Landforms.
20. Statistical and Fluvial Geomorphology.
VII – CONCLUSION : APPLYING THE TOOLS.
21. Integrating Geomorphological Tools in Ecological and Management Studies.