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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2000)

Document title

Character of channel planform change and meander development : Luangwa River, Zambia

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

GILVEAR D. ; WINTERBOTTOM S. ; SICHINGABULA H. ;

Abstract

Air photo interpretation and field survey were used to examine rates and patterns of planform change over the last 40 years on an 80 km reach of the Luangwa River, Zambia. The river is a medium sinuosity sand-bed river and cutoffs on meandering sections are frequent. The role of spatial variation in bank resistance in controlling meander development is examined. The kinematic wave model is operated within an Arc/Info GIS framework. Channel change in this area, is highly significant to humans in that within the South Luangwa National park a number of safari lodges are sited on the outside of meander bends and are threatened by bank erosion

Source

Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 2000, vol. 25, no4 [pp. 421-436]

Bibliographic references : 30 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Bureau de recherches géologiques et minières - Orléans

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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