Floodplain geomorphology

  title={Floodplain geomorphology},
  author={John Lewin},
  journal={Progress in Physical Geography},
  pages={408 - 437}
  • J. Lewin
  • Published 1 October 1978
  • Environmental Science
  • Progress in Physical Geography
Floodplains ought to form an important focus for geomorphological studies, and no satisfactory or comprehensive understanding of fluvial geomorphology should be expected if its major depositional component is in any significant way neglected. Floodplains represent sediment sinks or stores in which eroded and sorted sediments accumulate, are reworked, or indeed undergo biogenic or pedogenic processing for extended timespans. The sediment storage volumes involved on major rivers are commonly… 

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