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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2002)

Document title

Effects of wet meadow riparian vegetation on streambank erosion. 2. Measurements of vegetated bank strength and consequences for failure mechanics

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MICHELI E.R. ; KIRCHNER J.W. ;

Abstract

The AA. measured the effect of wet meadow vegetation on the bank strength and failure mechanics of a meandering montane meadow stream, the South Fork of the Kern River at Monache Meadow, in California's Sierra Nevada. Streambanks colonized by wet graminoid meadows vegetation were on average 5 times stronger than those colonized by dry xeric meadow and scrub vegetation. The measurements show that strength is correlated with vegetation density indicators, including stem counts

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2002, vol. 27, no7 [pp. 687-697]

Bibliographic references : 27 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Bureau de recherches géologiques et minières - Orléans

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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