The Variability of Large Alluvial Rivers

by Stanley A. Schumm, Sr. Assoc.; Resource Consultants & Engineers, Fort Collins, CO,
Brien R. Winkley, River Consultant; 830 Fort Hill Drive, Vicksburg, MS,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-7844-0054-8 (ISBN-13) | 0-7844-0054-7 (ISBN-10), 1994, Soft Cover, Pg. xiii, 467
23 cm
Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book


Written by river engineers and earth scientists who are experts in river morphology, dynamics, and control, The Variability of Large Alluvial Rivers brings together previously unpublished information on 19 large alluvial rivers. Each river selected provides an important example of natural river variability as well as the various geologic, sedimentologic, tectonic, and human control that influence river stability. The book is divided into the following six parts: (1) Variability and complexity; (2) geologic controls on variability; (3) sedimentologic controls on variability; (4) variability in space and time; (5) human impacts on variability; and (6) problems and plans.

Subject Headings: River bank stabilization | Alluvial channels | Rivers and streams | Geology | Sediment | Human factors | Space exploration


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