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River Basin Sediment Systems - Archives of Environmental Change - D. Maddy

River Basin Sediment Systems - Archives of Environmental Change

By: D. Maddy (Editor), M. G. Macklin (Editor), J. C. Woodward (Editor)

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Published: 1st January 2001
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The last decade has seen a burgeoning of research activity concerned with the relationship between river behaviour and environmental change. This research has involved a wide range of disciplines including geomorphology, geophysics, archaeology, palaoecology, engineering and planning. Central to many studies has been causality and the degree to which river behaviour reflects extrinsic or intrinsic controls. Contents: 1.The context. Fluvial archives of environmental change; Alluvial systematics. 2. Tectonic forcing: Crustal instability and the fluvial record. The mass terrace sequence at Maastricht, SE Netherlands: evidence for 200 m of late Neogene and Quaternary surface uplift; Flow in the lower continental crust as a mechanism for the Quaternary uplift of the Rhenish Massif, northwest Europe. 3. Climate forcing: Records of Pleistocene and Holocene river behaviour. 4. Geoarchaeological perspectives and the human impact. 5. Modelling and monitoring of sediment fluxes and river channel dynamics. The book is of interest to earth scientists, archaeologists and river managers who, confronted by an unstable reach, must eastablish its cause, including both the temporal and spatial context.

Prefacep. ix
The contextp. 1
Fluvial archives of environmental changep. 3
Alluvial systematicsp. 19
Tectonic forcing: crustal instability and the fluvial recordp. 43
The Maas terrace sequence at Maastricht, SE Netherlands: evidence for 200 m of late Neogene and Quaternary surface upliftp. 45
Flow in the lower continental crust as a mechanism for the Quaternary uplift of the Rhenish Massif, north-west Europep. 87
Climate forcing: records of pleistocene and holocene river behaviourp. 169
Early Pleistocene fluvial and estuarine records of climate change in the southern Netherlands and northern Belgiump. 171
Fluvial responses to external forcing: examples from the French Massif Central, the Texas Coastal Plain (USA), the Sahara of Tunisia, and the Lower Mississippi Valley (USA)p. 195
River terrace formation in synchrony with long-term climatic fluctuation: supporting mammalian evidence from southern Britainp. 229
Lateglacial and Holocene environmental change indicated by floodplain deposits of the Hessian Depression (Central Germany)p. 249
Lateglacial and Holocene palaeohydrology of the lower Vychegda river, western Russiap. 265
A 300-year history of flooding in an Andean mountain river system: the Rio Alizos, southern Boliviap. 297
Geoarchaeological perspectives and the human impactp. 325
The Holocene fluvial sedimentary record and alluvial geoarchaeology in the Nile Valley of northern Sudanp. 327
Lateglacial and Holocene fluvial records from the central part of the Paris Basin (France)p. 357
Historic and possible prehistoric human impacts on floodplain sedimentation, North Branch of the Susquehanna River, Pennsylvania, USAp. 375
Archaeological resources, preservation and prospection in The Trent valley: the application of Geographical Information Systems to Holocene fluvial environmentsp. 405
Modelling and monitoring of sediment fluxes and river channel dynamicsp. 421
Holocene sediment budgets in an upland gravel bed river: the River South Tyne, northern Englandp. 423
The potential for high resolution fluvial archives in braided rivers: quantifying historic reach-scale channel and floodplain development in the River Feshie, Scotlandp. 445
Exploring the possibilities and limitations of modelling Quaternary fluvial dynamics: a case study of the River Meusep. 469
Modelling the impacts of different flood magnitudes and frequencies on catchment evolutionp. 485
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ISBN: 9789058093424
ISBN-10: 9058093425
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 530
Published: 1st January 2001
Publisher: A A Balkema Publishers
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 17.4  x 4.8
Weight (kg): 1.11
Edition Number: 1