The Topographic Design of River Channels for Form-Process Linkages

  title={The Topographic Design of River Channels for Form-Process Linkages},
  author={Rocko A. Brown and Gregory B. Pasternack and Tin Lin},
  journal={Environmental Management},
Abstract Scientists and engineers design river topography for a wide variety of uses, such as experimentation, site remediation, dam mitigation, flood management, and river restoration. A recent advancement has been the notion of topographical design to yield specific fluvial mechanisms in conjunction with natural or environmental flow releases. For example, the flow convergence routing mechanism, whereby shear stress and spatially convergent flow migrate or jump from the topographic high… 

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