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The magnitude-frequency concept in fluvial geomorphology : a component of a degenerating research programme?

Magnitude and frequency in geomorphology

Auteurs :
RICHARDS, K.
CROZIER, M.
MÄUSBACHER, R.

Description :
This paper presents a critique of that magnitude-frequency concept which defines an effective, or dominant event in terms of long-term sediment transport, and then associates this with channel morphology. A more appropriate geomorphological research programme is suggested, which emphasises the continuing and spatially-distributed feedback between form and process. This is applicable to a wide range of geomorphological problems, in both unconsolidated materials and hard rock.


Type de document :
Congrès

Source :
International Conference on geomorphology, 4, Bologna, Italie, 1997-08-28, Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie. Supplementband, issn : 0044-2798, 1999, n°. 115, p. 1-18, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 38 ref.

Date :
1999

Editeur :
Pays édition : Allemagne, Berlin ; Stuttgart, Borntraeger

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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