Modern Approaches to Fluvial Geomorphology
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Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Environment Management, Vidyasagar University
This book provides all the technical aspects of fluvial processes and landforms as a process-response system. Theoretical details of the mechanism of initiation and development of channels, the hydraulic characters of rivers, the energy threshold for erosion, transport and deposition, mechanism of bank erosion, the dynamic nature of channels and all the major landforms like alluvial terrace, fan, flood plain, delta, etc., are discussed in lucid language with detailed illustrations. Theoretical discussions in the chapters are supplemented with experimental studies based on sound research that help the reader verify his/her theoretical understanding with practical experience. This book will be of tremendous help to students and researchers on fluvial geomorphology, engineers, hydrologists and managers dealing with bank erosion, flood and estuarine protection.