(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

The effect of river floods on the morphology of small river mouths in the southeastern Mediterranean

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

LICHTER M. (1) ; KLEIN M. (1) ;
(1) Dep. of Geography and Environmental Studies, Univ., Haifa, ISRAEL


This study examines the effect of floods on the dynamic morphology of 7 of these river mouths between 1918 and 2005. The methodology is based on GIS techniques and utilizes over 300 aerial photographs from which detailed geomorphologic mapping of river mouths and nearby geomorphologic elements was performed. River discharge records were incorporated into a database, permitting analysis of the effect of floods on the morphology of the river mouths. Based on their adjacent topography, 2 types of mouths were recognized, each responding differently to river floods. In funnel topography mouths, flood morphology almost always displayed straight channels. In barrier-deflected mouths the response to floods is more complex


Article of periodic

published at : Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie / ISSN 0372-8854 / CODEN ZGMPAG

Editor : Gebruder Borntraeger, Stuttgart - ALLEMAGNE (1925)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 55, no3 [pp. 317-340]

Bibliographic references : 28 ref.

Collation : 6 fig., 5 tabl.




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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1127/0372-8854/2011/0042

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