A conceptual model for alpine proglacial river channel evolution under changing climatic conditions

Gurnell, Angela M. and Edwards, Peter J. and Petts, Geoffrey E. and Ward, James V. (1999) A conceptual model for alpine proglacial river channel evolution under changing climatic conditions. Catena, 38 (3). pp. 223-242. ISSN 0341-8162

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0341-8162(99)00069-7

Abstract

This paper integrates concepts derived from the literature to focus upon interactions between riparian vegetation and river channel dynamics in alpine glacier basins. Discussion of the nature and variability of discharge and sediment regimes of alpine glacier-fed rivers; downstream variations in the physical character of the river channel and corridor; consequent downstream variations in lateral processes; and regional variations in alpine glacier dynamics, lead to the proposal of a conceptual model of proglacial river channel–riparian vegetation interactions under changing climatic conditions.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: University of Westminster > Science and Technology > Life Sciences, School of (No longer in use)
Depositing User: Miss Nina Watts
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2011 10:01
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2011 10:01
URI: http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/id/eprint/9128

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