Chapter 2.1 - Geomorphology and Sediment Regimes of Intermittent Rivers and Ephemeral Streams

Kristin L. Jaeger, Nicholas A. Sutfin, Stephen Tooth, Katerina Michaelides, Michael Singer

Allbwn ymchwil: Pennod mewn Llyfr/Adroddiad/Trafodion CynhadleddPennod

48 Dyfyniadau (Scopus)


The geomorphology and sediment regimes of intermittent rivers and ephemeral streams (IRES) are extremely diverse, owing in large part to the substantial spatiotemporal variability of the associated hydrological regimes. We describe the geomorphological character and sediment transport processes along IRES within the context of four geomorphological zones—upland, piedmont, lowland, and floodout—to illustrate the underpinning longitudinal trends of sediment production, transfer, and deposition that exist at the landscape scale. Many geomorphological features of IRES tend to be spatially discontinuous as a result of extended no or low-flow conditions that are punctuated by high-magnitude flood events. Diversity of geomorphology and sediment regimes both within and between the four geomorphological zones therefore promotes ecological processes and patterns in IRES that can be very distinct from perennial river systems
Iaith wreiddiolSaesneg
TeitlIntermittent Rivers and Ephemeral Streams
Is-deitlEcology and Management
GolygyddionThibault Datry, Núria Bonada, Andrew J. Boulton
CyhoeddwrAcademic International Press
Nifer y tudalennau29
ISBN (Argraffiad)978-0128038352, 0128038357
Dynodwyr Gwrthrych Digidol (DOIs)
StatwsCyhoeddwyd - 19 Gorff 2017

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