(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1993)

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Fluvial processes in a forested anastomosing river: flood partitioning and changing flow patterns

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This paper presents data on the flood response of channels in one of the last wooded, semi-natural anastomosing systems in Europe. The Gearagh, Ireland, is characterized by hundreds of small islands separated by interconnected channels of low slope. Islands are relatively stable and wooded, with evidence of division by channel erosion and growth by in-channel sedimentation. Biotic components such as debris dams, tree root masses and tree-throw pits play a key role in the partitioning of flow, and cause variations in channel velocities and the overbank velocity distribution. The implications for channel pattern maintenance are briefly discussed


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 1993, vol. 18, no8 [pp. 741-748]

Bibliographic references : 13 réf.

Collation : Illustration ;




Bureau de recherches géologiques et minières - Orléans

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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