This book, first published in 1979, collects together a key set of papers from the 10th Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium. They analyse fluvial theory, channel processes, stream adjustments, paleo-adjustments and channel adjustments.
Part 1. Fluvial Theory 1. Catastrophe Theory as a Model for Change in Fluvial Systems William L. Graf 2. Invariant Power Functions as Applied to Fluvial Geomorphology Waite R. Osterkamp 3. Dynamic Adjustments of Alluvial Channels Chih Ted Yang and Charles C.S. Song Part 2. Channel Processes 4. Hydraulic Adjustment of the East Fork River, Wyoming to the Supply of Sediment Edmund D. Andrews 5. Distribution of Boundary Shear Stress in Rivers James C. Bathurst 6. Bank Processes, Bed Material Movement and Planform Development in a Meandering River Colin R. Thorne and John Lewin Part 3. Adjustments to Natural Events 7. Event Frequency and Morphological Adjustment of Fluvial Systems in Upland Britain A.M. Harvey, D.H. Hitchcock and D.J. Hughes 8. Effects of Large Organic Debris on Channel Form and Fluvial Processes in the Coastal Redwood Environment Edward A. Keller and Taz Tally 9. Forest-Fire Devegetation and Drainage Basin Adjustments in Mountainous Terrain William D. White and Steven G. Wells Part 4. Interpretation of Paleo-Adjustments 10. Slack-Water Deposits: A Geomorphic Technique for the Interpretation of Fluvial Paleohydrology Peter C. Patton, Victor R. Baker and R. Craig Kochel 11. River Channel and Sediment Responses to Bedrock Lithology and Stream Capture, Sandy Creek Drainage, Central Texas Russell G. Shepherd 12. Quaternary Fluvial Geomorphic Adjustments in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico David W. Love Part 5. Adjustments to Man-Made Changes 13. Channel Adjustment to Sediment Pollution by the China-Clay Industry in Cornwall, England Keith S. Richards 14. Hydraulic Geometry, Stream Equilibrium and Urbanization Marie Morisawa and Ernest LaFlure 15. Some Canadian Examples of the Response of Rivers to Man-Made Changes Dale I. Bray and Rolf Kellerhals