Evolution of mid-channel bars in a braided river and complex response to reservoir construction : an example from the middle Hanjiang River, China

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Inst. Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, Chine

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Using the middle Hanjiang River as an example, this paper deals with the development of mid-channel bars in a braided river, as controlled by channel boundary conditions, runoff and sediment load, as well as reservoir construction. Relations have been established between indices describing the mid-channel bars and the controlling variables, such as the channel width, the percentage silt-clay content in the channel boundary and the energy expenditure of flowing water. Bank erosion exerts a marked influence on the development of mid-channel bars after reservoir construction. A descriptive model showing the complex response has been established.

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Article de périodique

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Earth surface processes and landforms, issn : 0197-9337, 1997, vol. 22, n°. 10, p. 953-965, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 16 ref.

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Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, Chichester, Wiley

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