This important book brings together eighteen cutting–edge research papers first presented at the Second International Conference on Braided Rivers. The conference discussed the latest research on the dynamics, deposits and ecology of these rivers. The papers in this book include discussions of the morphology of braided rivers and aspects of their sediment transport, depositional models, numerical modeling, engineering applications, system scale understanding, aspects of bank protection and the sustainable management of braided rivers and their ecology.
The study of braided rivers is of interest to a wide range of geomorphologists, earth scientists, engineers and ecologists, and this book will be essential reading for all those who have pure and applied interest in the study, modelling and management of braided rivers.
Braided Rivers: Where Have We Come in 10 Years? Progress and Future Needs (Greg Sambrook Smith, Jim Best, Charlie Bristow and Geoff Petts).
Depositional Models of Braided Rivers (John S. Bridge and Ian A. Lunt).
A Sedimentological Model to Characterize Braided River Deposits for Hydrogeological Applications (Peter Huggenberger and Christian Regli).
Scaling and Hierarchy in Braided Rivers and Their Deposits: Examples and Implications for Reservoir Modelling (Sean Kelly).
Approaching the System–Scale Understanding of Braided River Behaviour (Stuart N. Lane).
Cellular Modelling of Braided River Form and Process (A.P. Nicholas, R. Thomas and T.A. Quine).
Numerical Modelling of Alternate Bars in Shallow Channels (A. Bernini, V. Caleffi and A. Valiani).
Methods for Assessing Exploratory Computational Models of Braided Rivers (Andrea B. Doeschl–Wilson, Peter E. Ashmore and Matt Davison).
Bed Load Transport in Braided Gravel–Bed Rivers (Christian Marti and Gian Reto Bezzola).
Sediment Transport in a Microscale Braided Stream: From Grain Size to Reach Size (P. Meunier and F. Métivier).
Morphological Analysis and Prediction of River Bifurcations (Guido Zolezzi, Walter Bertoldi, Marco Tubino).
Braided River Management: From Assessment of River Behaviour to Improved Sustainable Development (H. Piégay, Gordon Grant, Futoshi Nakamura and Noel Trustrum).
Bank Protection and River Training Along the Braided Brahmaputra–Jamuna River, Bangladesh (Erik Mosselman).
Morphological Response of the Brahmaputra–Padma–Lower Meghna River System to the Assam Earthquake of 1950 (Maminul Haque Sarker and Colin R. Thorne).
Use of Remote–Sensing with Two–Dimensional Hydrodynamic Models to Assess Impacts of Hydro–Operations on a Large, Braided, Gravel–Bed River: Waitaki River, New Zealand (D. Murray Hicks, U.Shankar, M. J. Duncan, M. Rebuffé and J. Aberle).
Effects of Human Impact on Braided River Morphology: Examples From Northern Italy (Nicola Surian).
Ecology Of Braided Rivers (Klement Tockner, Achim Paetzold, Ute Karaus, Cécile Claret and Jürg Zettel).
Riparian Tree Establishment on Gravel Bars: Interactions Between Plant Growth Strategy and the Physical Environment (Robert A. Francis, Angela M. Gurnell, Geoffrey E. Petts and Peter J. Edwards).
James L. Best is a Professor of Earth Sciences at the University of Leeds
Charlie S. Bristow is a Senior Lecturer of Sedimentology at the University College, London
Geoff E. Petts is a Professor of Physical Geography at the University of Birmingham