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River action

  • Adrian E. Scheidegger

Abstract

Rivers are very powerful agents in shaping our globe’s surface. They act essentially in two fashions: (i) by removing material from its confines, and (ii) by transporting and depositing it. The fundamental processes by which this action is accomplished, are called river bed processes (Figs. 6.11 to 6.14).

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Flood Plain Plain Area Bank Erosion River Terrace Grand Canyon 
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© Springer-Verlag/Wien 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Adrian E. Scheidegger
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  1. 1.Technical University of ViennaAustria

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