Special Issue "Beyond the Channel—Investigating Processes at Crucial Fluvial Interfaces"
A special issue of Geosciences (ISSN 2076-3263).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2018)
Rivers are cradles of human civilization, and continuously provide critical ecosystem services such as water supply, irrigation, navigation, habitat, etc, to human society. Due to climate change and anthropogenic impacts, many rivers worldwide have experienced regime shifts in fluvial processes, which often affects their health and delivery of services. Complementary to flow and sediment regimes in the main channel, several processes of paramount importance are occurring at the environment interfaces such as the air-water, water-sediment, water-vegetation, and freshwater-seawater interfaces.
The overall goal of this Special Issue of Geosciences is to explore the processes at these crucial interfaces of the fluvial environment, that also play important role in river geomorphology and in maintaining the health and functioning of rivers and interfacing ecosystems. For this Special Issue papers reporting theoretical, observational, experimental, and numerical investigations on these processes as well as on their implications for river management and restoration are welcome.
This special issue aims to cover, without being limited to, the following areas:
- gas-transfer at free-surface;
- sediment transport and morphodynamics in streams and rivers;
- hyporheic fluxes;
- flows at river confluences;
- vegetated flows;
- estuarine hydrodynamics and morphodynamics;
- riverine eco-hydraulics.
Prof. Carlo Gualtieri
Prof. Dongdong Shao
Prof. Tao Sun
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- fluvial environment
- environmental interfaces
- processes at the air-water interface
- processes at the water-sediment interface
- processes at the water-vegetation interface
- processes at the fresh water-seawater interface