(Article of book - 1998)

Document title

Anastomosing rivers. Forms, processes and sediments

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MAKASKE B. ; Université de soutenance : Universiteit Utrecht. Faculteit Ruimtelijke Wetenschappen ; 


Tha anastomosing rivers represent a major group of rivers that are currently of interest in fluvial geomorphology and sedimentology. The term is reserved for a type of multichannel river on alluvial plains that most often seems to form under relatively low-energetic conditions. The objects of this study are (1) to develop a consistent definition, (2) to develop a universally applicable conceptual model for the genesis of anastomosing river systems and (3) to document the variability in facies and fluvial architecture of modern and subrecent anastomosing river systems to improve the interpretation of the fossil record. The approach followed is that of comparatice reserch of modern and subrecent anastomosing river systems in various climatic and geological settings. - (AGD)



Published at : Collection Nederlandse geografische studies / ISSN 0169-4839

Editor : Faculteit der Ruimtelijke Wetenschappen Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Groningen - PAYS-BAS

Millesime : 1998, vol. 249  [287 pages]




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