Home List of Titles Hydraulic geometry in river channel networks as a method for the assessment of river condition
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- Hydraulic geometry in river channel networks as a method for the assessment of river condition
- Thornton, Elizabeth; Neave, Melissa; Rayburg, Scott
- Aspects of channel morphology were examined across the stream network in the Kangaroo River catchment, NSW. Downstream hydraulic geometry relationships were analysed as appropriate methods of predicting alterations in channel morphology with increasing scale within a network context. Examining river network behaviour in this way enhances understanding of the way in which geomorphic processes behave across networks. This in turn provides scientific grounding for stream management on a network scale. A similarity between downstream and network hydraulic geometry relations was found, suggesting the potential for modelling adjustment in channel form to discharge regimes across the network. The potential for the use of network hydraulic geometry relationships in assessments of river channel condition is discussed.
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- Conference paper
- Proceedings of 'Australian rivers: making a difference', the 5th Australian Stream Management Conference, Albury, New South Wales, Australia, 21-25 May 2007 / Andrea L. Wilson, Remy L. Dehaan, Robyn J. Watts, Ken J. Page, Kathleen H. Bowmer and Allan Curtis (ed.), pp. 401-406
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- Australia; Catchments; Hydraulic geometry; Kangaroo River; Multivariate analysis; New South Wales; River assessment; Scale; Stream order
- Institute for Land, Water and Society, Charles Sturt University
- 9780646474793, 0646474790
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- Copyright © Charles Sturt University 2007.
- Additional information
- This study has been undertaken using research completed as partial fulfilment of an Honours thesis: Thornton, E, 2004. River Channel Morphology and the Impacts of Scale in the Kangaroo river Network, University of Sydney.
- Peer reviewed