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Sediment Cascades: An Integrated Approach provides a comprehensive overview that addresses the transport of sediment through the landscape. It is suitable for academic researchers, industry practitioners, research students and advanced level undergraduates who are seeking detailed knowledge and an up-to-date review of the recent research literature. The emphasis is on contemporary sediment system dynamics with relevance both to landscape management and landform development.

Sediment Cascades: An Integrated Approach begins with an explanation of the need for an integrated approach to sediment delivery systems and introduces the main themes of sediment production, delivery, storage and transfer. Further chapters then focus on specific environments such as mountains, floodplains, estuaries and the continental shelf.

focuses on contemporary sediment system dynamics and current research;

covers a sequence of environments from steep mountains to the continental shelf;

highlights the continuity of the subject by linking each component area with its adjacent elements.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470849620
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/30/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 482
  • Product dimensions: 6.96 (w) x 9.85 (h) x 1.19 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors vii

Preface ix

1 Sediment Cascades in the Environment: An Integrated Approach Timothy P. Burt Robert J. Allison 1

2 Mountains and Montane Channels Michael Church 17

3 Landslides and Rockfalls Nick J. Rosser 55

4 Sediment Cascades in Active Landscapes Tim R. H. Davies Oliver Korup 89

5 Pacific Rim Steeplands Basil Gomez Michael J. Page Noel A. Trustrum 117

6 Local Buffers to the Sediment Cascade: Debris Cones and Alluvial Fans Adrian M. Harvey 153

7 Overland Flow and Soil Erosion Louise J. Bracken 181

8 Erosional Processes and Sediment Transport in Upland Mires Martin G. Evans Timothy P. Burt 217

9 Gravel-Bed Rivers Michael Church 241

10 The Fine-Sediment Cascade Pamela S. Naden 271

11 Streams, Valleys and Floodplains in the Sediment Cascade Stanley W. Trimble 307

12 Lakes and Reservoirs in the Sediment Cascade Ian D.L. Foster 345

13 Continental-Scale River Basins David L. Higgitt 377

14 Estuaries Tom Spencer Denise J. Reed 403

15 The Continental Shelf and Continental Slope David N. Petley 433

Index 449

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