(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2008)

Document title

Spatial variability in the timing, nature and extent of channel response to typical human disturbance along the Upper Hunter River, New South Wales, Australia

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HOYLE J. (1) ; BROOKS A. (2) ; BRIERLEY G. (3) ; FRYIRS K. (1) ; LANDER J. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Physical Geography, Environmental Life Sciences, Univ., Macquarie, AUSTRALIE
(2) Australian Rivers Inst., Griffith University, Nathan, AUSTRALIE
(3) School of Geography, Geology and Environmental Science, Univ., Auckland, AUSTRALIE


Analyses of floodplain sedimentology, archival records, parish maps and aerial photographs document marked spatial variability in the pattern of channel change since European settlement in the 1820s. Different types, rates and extents of change are reported from 7 zones of adjustment along an 8 km study reach.This variable adjustment reflects imposed antecedent controls (burried terrace material and bedrock), which have significantly influenced local variability in river sensitivity to change, as well as contemporary morphodynamics and geomorphic complexity. Local variability in system responses to disturbance has important implications for future river management and rehabilitation


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 2008, vol. 33, no6 [pp. 868-889]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 10 fig., 3 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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