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Reading for Tuesday, January 18th

posted Jan 14, 2011, 9:38 AM by Joseph Wheaton   [ updated Jan 15, 2011, 4:09 PM ]

Read Chapter 2 (Natural Streams pp. 21-93) of Dingman (2008). Chapter 2 covers a lot of the nomenclature we refrained from using on our field trip and reviews a lot of empirical geomorphology material. Some of you will find this to be largely a review of material covered in Jack's Fluvial Geomorphology Class and Patrick's Watershed Hydrology Class. As such, I suggest that you:
  • Skim/Review section 2.1 (The Watershed & Stream Network)
  • Skim/Review section 2.2 (Channel Planform, Major Types)
  • Read section 2.3 (Chanel Boundaries) in more detail.
  • Make sure you're familiar with the metrics described in pp 51-58 of section 2.4 (The Channel Cross-Section) and skim or skip subsection 2.4.3
  • Skim/Review section 2.5 (Streamflow).. but read 2.5.4 (Sources), 2.5.5 (Stream Reponses to Rainfall and Snowmelt Events), and 2.5.6 (Timing) in more detail.
  • Read/Review section 2.6 (Variables and their Spatial & Temporal Variability)
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