1st Edition

The Brahmaputra River in Assam Geomorphology, Hazards, and Natural Resources

By Siddhartha Kumar Lahiri Copyright 2023
    328 Pages 126 Color & 28 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    328 Pages 126 Color & 28 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This holistic book covers the richest area in North East India in terms of both explored and foreseen reserves of fossil fuels and other natural resources. Using a multidisciplinary approach, GIS, and geospatial data gathered from different case studies included, this book helps readers develop a thorough understanding of a highly dynamic big river, the Brahmaputra, and use it as a comprehensive resource for further understanding the science of rivers. It discusses the causal factors of decadal-scale fluvial dynamics, the nature of fluvial dynamics, lateral variability of the older flood plains and neotectonics in the shallow subsurface, and the overall trend of basin evolution at different depths.

    List of Figure



    Author Biography

    Chapter 1


    Chapter 2

    A quick review: Geoscientific understanding of the Brahmaputra Valley

    Chapter 3

    Tools and methods: A brief appraisal

    Chapter 4

    Fluvial dynamics and the changing interfluves

    Chapter 5

    Quaternary geomorphology, shallow subsurface stratigraphy and neotectonics

    Chapter 6

    Basin evolution and fluvial dynamics

    Chapter 7

    Bed-bank relationship and flood vulnerability

    Chapter 8

    The golden corridor

    Chapter 9




    Appendix 1: Field visit

    Appendix 2: Tables



    Siddhartha Kumar Lahiri is an associate professor and coordinator at the Department of Applied Geology in Dibrugarh University, Assam, India. He joined the ONGC as a Surface Geophysicist in 1985 to explore basin scale oil prospects in the Brahmaputra and Barak valleys of Assam. In 1993, he joined Dibrugarh University, India, as a faculty member and he was subsequently instrumental in developing the Applied Geophysics Program at the university. He earned his PhD from IIT Kanpur on basin evolution, morpho-tectonics and fluvial processes in the Brahmaputra River system. Presently, he is engaged with connecting surface processes with different scales of subsurface geophysics.