Large Rivers: Geomorphology and Management by Avijit Gupta

By Avijit Gupta

Huge Rivers: Geomorphology and administration explores a tremendous subject in geomorphology and sedimentology: the shape and serve as of significant rivers. Our wisdom of the large rivers of the realm is proscribed. it truly is at present tricky to understand huge rivers of the earlier from relict sedimentary deposits or to constitution administration guidelines for lengthy foreign rivers. This exciting ebook brings jointly a suite of papers on huge rivers of the area, as a special advent to a hard topic. The booklet comprises thirty chapters and is organised into 3 sections. the 1st half is at the environmental requisites for growing and keeping an immense river method. the second one is a set of case reviews on 14 huge rivers from various continents, overlaying various actual environments. The 3rd part contains chapters at the size and administration of enormous rivers. First booklet to provide in one quantity state of the art wisdom on administration and geomorphology of enormous rivers of the worldA pioneering research, pushing the limits of our wisdom on the topic of large riversIncludes accomplished case stories overlaying the most important huge rivers of the realm together with Amazon, Mississippi, Nile, Congo, Indus, and MekongWritten via a number one staff of extraordinary, overseas contributorsLarge Rivers: Geomorphology and administration is vital interpreting for postgraduate scholars and researchers in fluvial geomorphology, hydrology, sedimentary geology, and river administration. it's also of relevance to engineers and environmental experts within the deepest and public sectors engaged on significant rivers of the realm.

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6d) brings out interesting relationships. Cluster 1 with highest values of both unit discharge and sediment yield includes the Magdalena, Brahmaputra, Sông Hóng (Red), and Irrawaddy. , 2005). 6d), a reflection of the continued high uplift rates of the Himalaya. The Sông Hóng and the Irrawaddy also have very high sediment production in their catchments. Rivers such as the Ganga, Godavari, Mekong, Yangtze, and Pearl fall in Cluster 2. These rivers are essentially Himalayan drainages with high sediment production in active tectonic settings, except the Godavari which has high sediment yield in spite of its cratonic setting.

126). 2). Another important river of this region is the Kolyma River rising in the Kolyma Range in northeast Asia, composed of Permian, Triassic and Jurassic rocks which are well dissected with higher parts having an alpine relief (Bridges, 1990). The Kolyma River drains through the Kolyma lowland, less than 50 m above sea level, which has a cover of unconsolidated Quaternary sediments with permafrost, and forms an estuary into the Arctic Ocean. 3 COMPLEXITY OF DRAINAGE TYPES Two major drainage types with respect to the river orientation in relation to the structural grain are longitudinal and transverse systems (Potter, 1978; Miall, 1981).

5 Characterization of large rivers on the basis of precipitation (P), length (Lr) and discharge (Q). (Numbers correspond to names of some of the rivers, see Fig. ) The Amazon River has not been plotted due to scale constraints. Two distinct clusters can be recognized in terms of length, falling in the range 2000–3000 km and 4000–5000 km. Both precipitation and discharge parameters show significant variability length 4000–5000 km range. Only two rivers are longer than 6000 km, namely the Nile and the Amazon (not plotted).

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