Geography and Natural Resources

, Volume 35, Issue 2, pp 157–164 | Cite as

Channel deformations and geomorphological processes in the upper reach of the Lena River

Regional Problems of Environmental Studies and Natural Resources Utilization


The analysis of changes in the morphology of the Lena river in its upper reach for a 100-year-long period revealed morphodynamically uniform channel reaches and identified the dominant geomorphological processes in the valley-floor basement.


channel deformations river valleys morphodynamics geomorphological processes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Geography, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesIrkutskRussia

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