River action

  • Adrian E. Scheidegger


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).


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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