A study finds that population growth during urbanization and World War II–era plowing fed additional carbon into the Thames River Basin.
Why Are Arctic Rivers Rising in Winter?
Increased glacial melt is boosting winter streamflows by filling aquifers, a new study on an Alaskan river suggests.
New modeling approach reexamines two key assumptions about flooding.
What Controls the Shape of Steep Mountain Streams?
The shape of steep river streams changes systematically with channel slope, but field data and theoretical analysis reveal that slope is not the sole factor in setting a channel’s form.
Tracing Land to Ocean River Transport with Cosmogenic Isotopes
Beryllium stored in marine sediments can help scientists study erosion and other environmental changes.
Small Streams Make Big Contribution to Carbon Cycle
A recent paper in Reviews of Geophysics discussed the carbon dynamics of headwater streams.
Improving Water Resources Management from the Ground Up
The key to sustainable water resources management isn’t satellite technology yet—it’s a new spin on time-tested rain and stream gauges.
What Caused the Ongoing Flooding on Lake Ontario?
The floodwaters have also affected residents downstream along the Saint Lawrence River. Although politicians quickly blamed regulations, scientists say it was a perfect storm of natural factors.
A New Model for River Meanders
A river’s twists and turns are shaped by its past flood events.
Tracking River Flows from Space
Satellite observations, combined with algorithms borrowed from river engineering, could fill large gaps in our knowledge of global river flows where field data are lacking.