Sediment Cascades: An Integrated Approach

Sediment Cascades: An Integrated Approach

By: Tim Burt (editor), Robert J. Allison (editor)Hardback

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Sediment Cascades: An Integrated Approach provides acomprehensive overview that addresses the transport of sedimentthrough the landscape. Suitable for academic researchers, industrypractitioners, research students and advanced level undergraduates,seeking detailed knowledge and an up-to-date review of the recentresearch literature. The emphasis is on contemporary sedimentsystem dynamics with relevance both to landscape management andlandform development. Sediment Cascades: An Integrated Approach begins with anexplanation of the need for an integrated approach to sedimentdelivery systems and introduces the main themes of sedimentproduction, delivery, storage and transfer. Further chapters thenfocus on specific environments from mountains, through floodplains,to estuaries and the continental shelf. * Focuses on contemporary sediment system dynamics and currentresearch * Covers a sequence of environments from steep mountains to thecontinental shelf * Highlights the continuity of the subject by linking eachcomponent area with its adjacent elements


Contributors. Preface. 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, Universityof British Columbia, Canada). 3 Landslides and Rockfalls (Nick J. Rosser, DurhamUniversity, UK). 4 Sediment Cascades in Active Landscapes (Tim R. H. Davies,University of Canterbury, New Zealand and Oliver Korup, SwissFederal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research). 5 Pacific Rim Steeplands (Basil Gomez, Indiana StateUniversity, USA; Michael J. Page, GNS Science, New Zealand; Noel A.Trustrum, GNS Science, New Zealand). 6 Local Buffers to the Sediment Cascade: Debris Cones andAlluvial Fans (Adrian M. Harvey, University of Liverpool,UK). 7 Overland Flow and Soil Erosion (Louise J. Bracken, DurhamUniversity, 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 BritishColumbia, Canada). 10 The Fine-Sediment Cascade (Pamela S. Naden, Centre forEcology 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, NationalUniversity of Singapore). 14 Estuaries (Tom Spencer, Cambridge University, UK andDenise J. Reed, University of New Orleans, USA). 15 The Continental Shelf and Continental Slope (David N.Petley, Durham University, UK). Index.

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  • ISBN13: 9780470849620
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 482
  • ID: 9780470849620
  • weight: 980
  • ISBN10: 0470849622

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