Special Issue "Fluvial Processes and Denudation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2021) | Viewed by 8423
Interests: geomorphology; hydrology; process monitoring; fluvial processes and forms; fluvial transport; drainage basin systems; sedimentary budgets; source-to-sink fluxes; denudation
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Fluvial processes and fluvial denudation, including both chemical and mechanical processes, are of high relevance for Earth surface and landscape development, as well as the fluvial transfer of solutes, nutrients, and sediments from headwater systems through the main stems of drainage basin systems to the World Ocean. Fluvial processes and fluvial denudation are controlled by a range of environmental drivers, and can be significantly affected by anthropogenic activities. A better understanding of the possible effects of the ongoing and accelerated environmental changes on present-day fluvial and denudational processes requires systematic and quantitative studies (including environmental monitoring) on the actual drivers of these processes. Only if we have an improved knowledge of the drivers and quantitative rates of contemporary fluvial and denudational processes, as well as knowledge of the connectivity in landscapes and within fluvial systems across a range of different spatial scales and selected climatic environments, can the possible effects of the global environmental changes on fluvial processes and fluvial denudation within defined drainage basin systems be better assessed. Special focus should be given to the drainage basin systems in selected climatic environments that are expected to react particularly sensitively to the ongoing and accelerated environmental changes.
Dr. Achim A. Beylich
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- fluvial system
- fluvial processes
- fluvial transport
- drainage basin system
- landscape development
- environmental drivers
- climatic environments
- environmental change
- environmental monitoring