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Department
Earth & Environmental Sciences
Course
EESC 1158
Professor
Donald James
Semester
Fall

Description
Importance of bankfull discharge (Qbf): channel­forming event Recall, More sediment moves at higher Q Q is more frequently small than large Transport rate × time = total transport Therefore, most transport is at intermediate Q Small­scale patterns in self­formed channels:  asymmetries in all directions Downstream: pools and riffles Cross­stream: point bars and cut banks Map view: bends (meanders) Pool­Riffle longitudinal (downstream) profile a high and low flow Large scale patterns in self­formed rivers:  straight, meanderin
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