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Sediment Cascades. An Integrated Approach

  • ID: 2175229
  • Book
  • 482 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Sediment Cascades: An Integrated Approach provides a comprehensive overview that addresses the transport of sediment through the landscape. It is suitable for academic researchers, industry practitioners, research students and advanced level undergraduates who are seeking detailed knowledge and an up–to–date review of the recent research literature. The emphasis is on contemporary sediment system dynamics with relevance both to landscape management and landform development.

Sediment Cascades: An Integrated Approach begins with an explanation of the need for an integrated approach to sediment delivery systems and introduces the main themes of sediment production, delivery, storage and transfer. Further chapters then focus on specific environments such as mountains, floodplains, estuaries and the continental shelf.

  • focuses on contemporary sediment system dynamics and current research;
  • covers a sequence of environments from steep mountains to the continental shelf;
  • highlights the continuity of the subject by linking each component area with its adjacent elements.
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1 Sediment Cascades in the Environment: An Integrated Approach (Timothy P. Burt, Durham University, UK and Robert J. Allison, University of Sussex, UK).

2 Mountains and Montane Channels (Michael Church, University of British Columbia, Canada).

3 Landslides and Rockfalls (Nick J. Rosser, Durham University, UK).

4 Sediment Cascades in Active Landscapes (Tim R. H. Davies, University of Canterbury, New Zealand and Oliver Korup, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research).

5 Pacific Rim Steeplands (Basil Gomez, Indiana State University, USA; Michael J. Page, GNS Science, New Zealand; Noel A. Trustrum, GNS Science, New Zealand).

6 Local Buffers to the Sediment Cascade: Debris Cones and Alluvial Fans (Adrian M. Harvey, University of Liverpool, UK).

7 Overland Flow and Soil Erosion (Louise J. Bracken, Durham University, UK).

8 Erosional Processes and Sediment Transport in Upland Mires (Martin G. Evans, University of Manchester, UK and Timothy P. Burt, Durham University, UK).

9 Gravel–Bed Rivers (Michael Church, University of British Columbia, Canada).

10 The Fine–Sediment Cascade (Pamela S. Naden, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, UK).

11 Streams, Valleys and Floodplains in the Sediment Cascade (Stanley W. Trimble, University of California at Los Angeles, USA).

12 Lakes and Reservoirs in the Sediment Cascade (Ian D.L. Foster, University of Westminster, UK).

13 Continental–Scale River Basins (David L. Higgitt, National University of Singapore).

14 Estuaries (Tom Spencer, Cambridge University, UK and Denise J. Reed, University of New Orleans, USA).

15 The Continental Shelf and Continental Slope (David N. Petley, Durham University, UK).


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Tim Burt
R. J. Allison
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