The Büyük Menderes River: Origin of Meandering Phenomenon

  title={The B{\"u}y{\"u}k Menderes River: Origin of Meandering Phenomenon},
  author={Alper G{\"u}rb{\"u}z and Nizamettin Kazancı},
  journal={World Geomorphological Landscapes},
The Buyuk Menderes River is the longest river that discharges into the Aegean Sea, with a length of 615 km. It is one of the main rivers dominating in the geomorphology of western Turkey, with its drainage basin that reaches to 24,000 km2. The river is also very important because of its meandering channel patterns. The term ‘meandering’ in geomorphology, architecture and art originates from the ancient name of this river: Maiandros. Its catchment area mainly consists of three courses located in… 
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