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Author Schumm, Stanley Alfred, 1927-

Title Active tectonics and alluvial rivers / Stanley A. Schumm, Jean F. Dumont, John M. Holbrook
Published New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000


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 MELB  551.35 Sch/Ata  AVAILABLE
Description xiii, 276 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents Pt. I. Background. 1. Introduction. 2. Deformation and river response -- Pt. II. Effects of known measurable deformation. 3. Experimental studies. 4. Measured active tectonics. 5. Earthquake effects -- Pt. III. Effects of unmeasured deformation. 6. Response of channel morphology, sedimentology, hydrology, and hydraulics. 7. Lateral response -- Pt. IV. Applications. 8. Tectonics and fluvial sedimentation. 9. Identification of active and neotectonic structures. 10. Applications
Summary "Stan Schumm, Jean Dumont and John Holbrook have combined their respective specialties to provide an overview of the effect of active tectonics on river morphology, behavior, and sedimentology. Their book brings together evidence and a variety of examples from both field and experimental studies to demonstrate how alluvial rivers are responding to uplift, subsidence and lateral tilting. Such recognition of the nature of river response yields criteria for the identification of active tectonics elsewhere, especially in areas without a history of seismic activity, or in the stratigraphic record. Using river characteristics such as sinuosity, gradient, and behavior to identify areas of active deformation can be of value in elucidating subsurface structure and in determining the cause of local flooding and problems of river stability of some of the world's great rivers, such as the Mississippi, Nile and Indus."
"This volume will be of interest to graduate students, consultants and academic researchers in geomorphology, sedimentology and stratigraphy, structural geology, hydrology, geophysics, and geography."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-274)
Subject Alluvial streams.
Geology, Structural.
Author Dumont, Jean F. (Jean Fran├žois), 1947-
Holbrook, John Millard, 1963-
LC no. 99024950
ISBN 0521661102 :
0521890586 paperback