(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2008)

Document title

A catchment-scale assessment of anabranching in the 143 000 km2 Fitzroy River catchment, north-eastern Australia

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

AMOS K.J. (1) ; CROKE J.C. (1) ; HUGHES A.O. (1) ; CHAPMAN J. (1) ; TAKKEN I. (1) ;
(1) School of Physical Environmental and Mathematical Sciences, Univ. of New South Wales, Canberra, AUSTRALIE


In this study of the Fitzroy River catchment, the AA. investigate whether an analysis of easily available remotely sensed and DEM data can provide useful information about the occurrence and the styles of anabranching. They present an initial analysis of anabranching in the Fitzroy River using maps and satellite imagery, in which 3 distinct anabranching morphologies that occur in different regions of the catchment are described. This is then followed by a catchment-scale analysis of all channels. Anabranching channels have a tendency towards shorter link lengths, lower sinuosities and lower valley slopes and occur at larger catchment areas than single channels. These differences are discussed in the context of published hypotheses regarding the cause of anabranching


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, no8 [pp. 1222-1241]

Bibliographic references : 46 ref.

Collation : 14 fig., 6 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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