By Ellen Wohl
Published by means of the yankee Geophysical Union as a part of the Water assets Monograph Series.
What are the kinds and approaches attribute of mountain rivers and the way can we understand them? Mountain Rivers Revisited, an increased and up-to-date model of the sooner quantity Mountain Rivers, solutions those questions and extra. this is the single complete synthesis of present wisdom approximately mountain rivers to be had. whereas carrying on with to target actual strategy and shape in mountain rivers, the textual content additionally addresses the impacts of tectonics, weather, and land use on rivers, in addition to water chemistry, hyporheic trade, and riparian and aquatic ecology. With its various illustrations and references, hydrologists, geomorphologists, civil and environmental engineers, ecologists, source planners, and their scholars will locate this publication an important resource.
Ellen Wohl obtained her Ph.D. in geology in 1988 from the collage of Arizona. on the grounds that then, she has labored totally on mountain and bedrock rivers in varied environments.
Chapter 1 advent (pages 1–12):
Chapter 2 Mountain Drainage Basins (pages 13–102):
Chapter three Channel procedures (pages 103–228):
Chapter four Channel Morphology (pages 229–257):
Chapter five Mountain River Biota (pages 259–293):
Chapter 6 Mountain Rivers and people (pages 295–346):
Chapter 7 box information, Experiments, desktops, Brains (pages 349–352):
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