(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Use of ergodic reasoning to reconstruct the historical range of variability and evolutionary trajectory of rivers

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

FRYIRS K. (1) ; BRIERLEY G.J. (2) ; ERSKINE W.D. (3 4) ;
(1) Dep. of Environment and Geography, Discipline of Environmental Science, Macquarie Univ., North Ryde, AUSTRALIE
(2) School of Environment, Univ., Auckland, NOUVELLE-ZELANDE
(3) Environmental Research Inst. of the Supervising Scientist, Darwin, AUSTRALIE
(4) Sustainable Use of Catchments and Coasts, School of Environmental and Life Sciences, Univ. of Newcastle, Ourimbah, AUSTRALIE


Applications of ergodic reasoning (or location for time substitution) aid efforts at environmental reconstruction and prediction, providing a useful tool to analyse and communicate stages of landscape evolution. This paper uses a case study from upper Wollombi Brook, New South Wales, Australia to demonstrate how ergodic reasoning can be used to assess river behaviour, change and responses to natural and human-disturbances. The "river evolution diagram" developed and published by Brierley and Fryirs (2005) is presented as a means for depicting the range of behaviour and evolutionary variability of this river. These approaches can be readily applied in other systems. Implications for approaches to analysis of river evolution and management are outlined


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 2012, vol. 37, no7 [pp. 763-773]

Bibliographic references : 62 ref.

Collation : 6 fig., 1 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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