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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1996)

Document title

Channel avulsion and floodplain structure in the Gandak-Kosi interfan, north Bihar plains, India

published at : Tropical/subtropical geomorphology. Research studies from coastal areas to high mountains

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SINHA R. ;

Abstract

This paper examines the floodplain structure in a region of rapid subsidence, neotectonic disturbances, and frequent avulsion of rivers, and appraises the process responsible for the overall evolution of the floodplains. Investigations through remote sensing data and field observations in the interfan between the Gandak and Kosi megafans in the north Bihar plains, indicate that channel migration through avulsion and cut-offs, and extensive overbank flooding are the most important factors controlling the floodplain structure in the study area

Source

Thematical fascicle

published at : Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie. Supplementband / ISSN 0044-2798

Editor : Borntraeger, Berlin ; Borntraeger, Stuttgart - ALLEMAGNE (1960)

Millesime : 1996, no 103 [pp. 249-268]

Bibliographic references : 43 ref.

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 8829 B

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