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Estimating the mechanical effects of riparian vegetation on stream bank stability using a fiber bundle model
[1] Recent research has suggested that the roots of riparian vegetation dramatically increase the geomechanical stability (i.e., factor of safety) of stream banks. Past research has used a
Bank and near-bank processes in an incised channel
Abstract Gravitational forces acting on in situ bank material act in concert with hydraulic forces at the bank toe to determine rates of bank erosion. The interaction of these forces control
Erodibility of cohesive streambeds in the loess area of the midwestern USA
Excess stress parameters, critical shear stress (τ c ) and erodibility coefficient (k d ), for degrading channels in the loess areas of the midwestern USA are presented based on in situ jet-testing
A model of channel response in disturbed alluvial channels
Dredging and straightening of alluvial channels between 1959 and 1978 in West Tennessee caused a series of morphologic changes along modified reaches and tributary streams. Degradation occurred for
Quantifying the mechanical and hydrologic effects of riparian vegetation on streambank stability
Riparian vegetation strips are widely used by river managers to increase streambank stability, among other purposes. However, though the effects of vegetation on bank stability are widely discussed
Disturbance, stream incision, and channel evolution: The roles of excess transport capacity and boundary materials in controlling channel response
Abstract Channel incision is part of denudation, drainage-network development, and landscape evolution. Rejuvenation of fluvial networks by channel incision often leads to further network development
Suspended-sediment transport rates at the 1.5-year recurrence interval for ecoregions of the United States: transport conditions at the bankfull and effective discharge?
Historical flow and suspended-sediment transport data from more than 2900 sites across the United States have been analyzed in the context of estimating flow and suspended-sediment transport
A rainfall intensity-duration threshold for landslides in a humid- tropical environment, Puerto Rico
Landslides are triggered by factors such as heavy rainfall, seismic activity, and construction on hillslopes. The leading cause of landslides in Puerto Rico is intense and/or prolonged rainfall. A ...
Design for Stream Restoration
Stream restoration, or more properly rehabilitation, is the return of a degraded stream ecosystem to a close approximation of its remaining natural potential. Many types of practices (dam removal, ...
Critical Evaluation of How the Rosgen Classification and Associated “Natural Channel Design” Methods Fail to Integrate and Quantify Fluvial Processes and Channel Response
Over the past 10 years the Rosgen classification system and its associated methods of "natural channel design" have become synonymous to some with the term "stream restoration" and the science of