1st Edition

River Basin Sediment Systems - Archives of Environmental Change

Edited By D. Maddy, M.G. Macklin, J.C. Woodward Copyright 2001
    524 Pages
    by CRC Press

    An exploration of the relationship between river behaviour and environmental change. The research involves a wide range of disciplines including geomorphology, geophysics, archaeology, palaeoecology, engineering and planning.

    The context: fluvial archives of environmental change; alluvial systematics. Tectonic forcing: crustal instability and the fluvial record; the mass terrace sequence at Maastricht, SE Netherlands - evidence for 200m of late Neogene and Quaternary surface uplift; flow in the lower continental crust as a mechanism for the Quaternary uplift of the Rhenish Massif, northwest Europe. Climate forcing: records of Pleistocene and Holocene river behaviour. Geoarchaeological perspectives and the human impact. Modelling and monitoring of sediment fluxes and river channel dynamics.


    D. Maddy, M.G. Macklin; J.C. Woodward