(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Human-induced changes in bed shear stress and bed grain size in the River Waal (The Netherlands) during the past 900 years

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

FRINGS R.M. (1) ; BERBEE B.M. (1) ; ERKENS G. (1) ; KLEINHANS M.G. (1) ; GOUW M.J.P. (1) ;
(1) Dep. of Physical Geography, Univ., Utrecht, PAYS-BAS


In this study, the AA. analysed the combined effect of human activities on the flow and bed-sediment characteristics of the River Waal during the past 900 years. The AA. focus on 2 characteristics with a great geomorphological importance : the bed shear stress and the bed grain size. Various data types were used, such as borehole descriptions, historical river maps and modern hydraulic data. In the discussion the causes of the historical change in bed shear stress and bed grain size are identified and compared with observations in other rivers. Finally, it is shown how historical grain size information can be used for river restoration purposes


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 2009, vol. 34, no4 [pp. 503-514]

Bibliographic references : 1,5 p.

Collation : 10 fig., 2 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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