Advances in Floodplain Morphodynamics of Lowland Rivers
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (4 September 2023) | Viewed by 2027
Due to their great economic and natural importance, river valleys, including their floodplain areas in particular, have been attracting the interest of researchers for a long time. It has been demonstrated that the state of the natural environment of the valley itself and the river basin is correlated with the nature of river erosion and deposition processes. The landforms preserved in the surface of the valley bottom as well as the features of the sediments that build them allow not only identifying the current state of their environment but also predicting the directions of development and evolution of these forms with high accuracy.
The currently observed development of research methods in Earth sciences has enabled researchers to record facts often with exceptional accuracy which, in turn, has allowed the determination of new, previously unnoticed dependencies and correlations.
I strongly encourage you to participate in the Special Issue of Water focused on lowland river floodplain morphodynamics. We would like to welcome submissions describing research related to:
- characteristics and conditions of contemporary channel and overbank flow processes and their effect on the distribution of river erosion and deposition forms, as well as of alluvial sediments properties (such as sedimentological structures, mineral composition, geochemical characteristics, and others);
- evolution of the fluvial environment and its recording in the floodplain elements;
- channel hydraulics and their relationship with the geological structure of the valley and hydrotechnical structures;
- extreme floods and their causes, course, and record on the surface of the floodplain;
- relationship of the specific floodplain morphodynamics with the shaping of groundwater flow conditions in the alluvial layer;
- relationship between the floodplain morphodynamics and the conditions of the functioning of natural habitats;
- application of remote sensing methods in identifying the features of valley bottom morphodynamics.
Prof. Dr. Tomasz Falkowski
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- channel processes
- floodplain features
- river-system evolution
- climate changes
- alluvial deposits
- mineralogy/geochemistry of alluvia
- valley geological structure
- remote sensing
- valley hydrogeology
- flood protection
- river valleys biotopes