New PDF release: Large Rivers: Geomorphology and Management

By Avijit Gupta

ISBN-10: 0470723718

ISBN-13: 9780470723715

ISBN-10: 0470849878

ISBN-13: 9780470849873

Huge Rivers: Geomorphology and administration explores a major subject in geomorphology and sedimentology: the shape and serve as of significant rivers. Our wisdom of the large rivers of the area is restricted. it really is at present tough to know huge rivers of the previous from relict sedimentary deposits or to constitution administration rules for lengthy overseas rivers. This exciting publication brings jointly a suite of papers on huge rivers of the area, as a different creation to a not easy topic. The ebook contains thirty chapters and is organised into 3 sections. the 1st half is at the environmental requisites for growing and keeping an important river procedure. the second one is a suite of case stories on 14 huge rivers from diversified continents, overlaying a number of actual environments. The 3rd part contains chapters at the size and administration of enormous rivers. First booklet to supply in one quantity cutting-edge wisdom on administration and geomorphology of enormous rivers of the worldA pioneering research, pushing the bounds of our wisdom on the topic of tremendous riversIncludes complete case experiences protecting the most important huge rivers of the area together with Amazon, Mississippi, Nile, Congo, Indus, and MekongWritten through a number one group of individual, overseas contributorsLarge Rivers: Geomorphology and administration is vital analyzing for postgraduate scholars and researchers in fluvial geomorphology, hydrology, sedimentary geology, and river administration. it's also of relevance to engineers and environmental specialists within the deepest and public sectors engaged on significant rivers of the realm.

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The main Paraná rises in the Precambrian rocks of the Brazilian Shield on the north and east whereas one of its major tributaries, the Salado River rises in the highlands of the eastern flank of the Andes (Petri and Fulfaro, 1983). The river flows parallel to the Mesozoic sandstone of the Caiua Formation to its left with a strongly asymmetric alluvial reach; the left bank continuously erodes the sandstones and the right bank builds a large floodplain (Stevaux, 1994). g. the Amazon and the Missouri.

The upper sand bodies grade from medium sand close to the channel to fine sand away from it but the basal sediments are dominantly coarse sand. Such sequences and the absence of fine-grained deposits suggest the occupation of the present channel through much of the Quaternary (Goodbred and Kuehl, 2000a). 7c). , 2005b). Thin sands intercalated with mud may represent crevasse splay deposits or the occasional influx of sand-grade material into the floodplains. Sands in the top 50 m range from a few metres to 25 m thick and extend laterally for about 10 km, suggesting the presence of sand sheets below.

6d), a reflection of the continued high uplift rates of the Himalaya. The Sông Hóng and the Irrawaddy also have very high sediment production in their catchments. Rivers such as the Ganga, Godavari, Mekong, Yangtze, and Pearl fall in Cluster 2. These rivers are essentially Himalayan drainages with high sediment production in active tectonic settings, except the Godavari which has high sediment yield in spite of its cratonic setting. Both Clusters 3 and 4 represent situations of relatively low sediment yield at the river mouth.

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