River corridor science: Hydrologic exchange and ecological consequences from bedforms to basins

  title={River corridor science: Hydrologic exchange and ecological consequences from bedforms to basins},
  author={Judson W. Harvey and Michael N. Gooseff},
  journal={Water Resources Research},
  pages={6893 - 6922}
Previously regarded as the passive drains of watersheds, over the past 50 years, rivers have progressively been recognized as being actively connected with off‐channel environments. These connections prolong physical storage and enhance reactive processing to alter water chemistry and downstream transport of materials and energy. Here we propose river corridor science as a concept that integrates downstream transport with lateral and vertical exchange across interfaces. Thus, the river corridor… 

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