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Main Title Stream reconnaissance handbook : geomorphological investigation and analysis of river channels /
Author Thorne, C. R.
Publisher John Wiley,
Year Published 1998
OCLC Number 37903636
ISBN 0471968560; 9780471968566
Subjects Valleys ; Rivers ; Valles ; Cours d'eau ; GĂ©omorphologie fluviale ; Chenaux ; Rives ; Geomorphology
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EIAM  GB561.T48 1998 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 08/17/2020
Collation 133 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Sect. I. Stream Reconnaissance Record Sheets -- Sect. II. Guidelines for Stream Reconnaissance. 1. Background. 1.2. Geomorphological Studies for River Classification, Engineering and Management. 1.3. Role of Geomorphological Stream Reconnaissance. 1.4. Specific Applications for Stream Reconnaissance Sheets. 1.5. Overall structure of the sheets. 2. Guidelines for Completing the Sheets. 2.2. Section 1 -- Scope and Purpose. 2.3. Section 2 -- Region and Valley Description. 2.4. Section 3 -- Channel Description. 2.5. Section 4 -- Left Bank Survey. 2.6. Section 5 -- Right Bank Survey -- Sect. III. Field Equipment Backpack for Stream Reconnaissance. 2. Components of the Fieldpack and Their Uses. 2.1. Measuring Distances and Channel Dimensions. 2.2. Surveying Channel Cross-sections and Bank Profiles. 2.3. Sediment Sampling. 2.4. Flow Measurements. 2.5. Audio-visual Equipment. 2.6. Maps and Reference Materials. 2.7. Miscellaneous Equipment and Supplies. 2.8. Safety Equipment. Stream reconnaissance is a fundamental component of this new approach to river engineering, management and restoration because it provides the basis for a broad understanding of the relationships between channel form and flow and sedimentary regimes of the river, with the potential to establish this understanding within the context of the catchment and fluvial system. Widespread implementation of approaches based on minimising natural forms and prompting morphological recovery demand that large numbers of stream reconnaissance surveys be performed quickly and with limited resources, and there simply are not enough senior geomorphologists to go round. Hence this handbook is designed to assist less experienced individuals to perform this task accurately and reliably.