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Time and the persistence of alluvium : river engineering, fluvial geomorphology, and mining sediment in California

Changing the face of the earth-engineering geomorphology

Auteurs :
JAMES, A.
GIARDINO, J.R.

Description :
This paper describes fundamental differences between river engineering and fluvial geomorphology, reviews a few time-related geomorphic concepts, and argues for an increased use of historical geomorphology in river management. It finishes with examples of how underestimates of the magnitude of natural phenomena over time have led to erroneous judgements about flood control and channel geomorphic conditions in northern California.


Type de document :
Congrès

Source :
Annual symposium, 28, Binghamton, Etats-Unis, , Geomorphology (Amsterdam), issn : 0169-555X, 1999, vol. 31, n°. 1-4, p. 265-290, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 102 ref.

Date :
1999

Editeur :
Pays édition : Pays-Bas, Amsterdam, Elsevier

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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