(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Splitting rivers at their seams : bifurcations and avulsion

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

KLEINHANS M.G. (1) ; FERGUSON R.I. (2) ; LANE S.N. (3) ; HARDY R.J. (2) ;
(1) Fac. of Geosciences, Univ., Utrecht, PAYS-BAS
(2) Dept. of Geography, Univ., Durham, ROYAUME-UNI
(3) Inst. de Géographie, Fac. des Géosciences et de l'Environnement, Univ., Lausanne, SUISSE


River bifurcations are critical but poorly understood elements of many geomorphological systems. They are integral elements of alluvial fans, braided rivers, fluvial lowland plains, and deltas and control the partitioning of water and sediment through these systems. This review synthesizes our current understanding of bifurcations and brings together insights from different research communities and different environmental settings. The AA. consider the causes and initiation of bifurcations and avulsion, the physical mechanisms controlling bifurcation and avulsion evolution, mathematical and numerical modelling of these processes, and the possibility of stable bifurcations. They end the review with some open questions


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 2013, vol. 38, no1 [pp. 47-61]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 6 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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