Catchment Dynamics and River Processes

C. Garcia , R.J. Batalla

Maria Sala introduced experimental and field-based studies on soil and fluvial processes in Spain during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Research on this broad topic has grown remarkably worldwide since then. This title shows some of these advances and documents the latest research, although with a particularity: it gives special treatment to research on Mediterranean climate regions, an ever-present issue in Maria Sala's research career. It contains the latest research on slope and river processes with a special emphasis on rivers and catchments with a Mediterranean climate. The papers cover a gamut of topics describing research and applied studies, mainly in Spain, but also in Israel, the USA, Canada, the UK and New Zealand. The book includes coverage of current experimental and fieldwork investigations on soil erosion, river and catchment hydrology, suspended sediment transport and bedload dynamics in gravel-bed rivers, and present-day diagnosis and future key-paths for catchment and river management. It examines the natural and anthropogenic processes operating in drainage basins and river channels, and covers current investigations on process geomorphology and catchment hydrology, including management issues. The topics covered include soil erosion, catchment hydrology, suspended sediment transport, bedload dynamics in gravel-bed rivers, and sediment yield. It gives emphasis on the Mediterranean region.
  • Limba : Engleza
  • Cuprins : 1. Catchment dynamics in a Mediterranean mountain environment The Vallcebre research basins (southeastern Pyrenees) I: hydrology 2. Catchment dynamics in a Mediterranean mountain environment: the Vallcebre research basins (southeastern Pyrenees) II: temporal and spatial dynamics of erosion and stream sediment transport 3. Patterns and thresholds of runoff generation and sediment transport on some Mediterranean hillslopes 4. Repeated patterns of Quaternary discontinuous gullying at El Tormillo, Ebro Basin, Spain 5. The influence of soil saturation on the stability of abandoned agricultural hillslope terraces under Mediterranean climatic conditions 6. The long-term effects on soil properties from a forest fire of varying intensity in a Mediterranean environment 7. Landscape disturbance and organic carbon in alluvium bordering steepland rivers, East Coast Continental Margin, New Zealand 8. A decade of sediment transport measurements in a large Mediterranean river (the Tordera, Catalan Ranges, NE Spain) 9
  • Data Publicarii : 01 Nov 2005
  • Format : Hardback
  • Numar pagini : 246
  • ISBN : 9780444520845
806.99 Lei
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