(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Historical perspectives on river restoration design in the USA

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SMALL M.J. (1) ; DOYLE M.W. (2) ;
(1) Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Duke Univ., Durham, ETATS-UNIS


River restoration as a science needs to balance numerical analysis with a more general systems understanding typical of a classification-based approach. Davis' nomenclature and Gilbert’s analytical processes are both necessary to understand and discuss landscape geomorphology. Similarly, both Rosgen’s classification system, or one like it, and other more analytical, process-based examinations, are necessary for a comprehensive approach to river restoration. It is clear that multiple viewpoints and approaches triangulate towards a more thorough understanding of a system and will increase the probability of successful restoration. This will most likely include system-wide observation and classification married to numerical process modeling


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 36, no2 [pp. 138-153]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 1 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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