(StirlingConference on Landscape Sensitivity en Anglais - 2001)

Document title

The sensitivity of Scottish rivers and upland valley floors to recent environmental change

published at : Landscape sensitivity : principles and applications in northern cool temperate environments

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This paper examines the stability of river channels and their associated valley floors in the uplands of Scotland since 1750. Changes in global-scale atmospheric circulation patterns during this period have resulted in regionally district flood-rich and flood-poor periods with potential geomorphic impacts. Changes in the planform of 9 active rivers in the piedmont zone of upland Scotland are examined from series of rectified maps and aerial photographs at scales close to 1:10 000. Differences in geomorphic history, land use and degree of slope-channel coupling are identify as the likely causes of marked differences in the behaviour of active rivers in Scotland and northern England over the last 250 years



Conference on Landscape Sensitivity, Stirling , ROYAUME-UNI (02/09/1999)

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2001, vol. 42, no 2-4 [pp. 251-273]

Bibliographic references : 53 ref.




Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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