The shape can also reveal information on the force required to carve sediment from its bank.
How a River Gets Its Width
A new model of deposition and erosion on river banks allows scientists to study how the banks control their stream’s width.
Bank Materials Strongly Influence River Valley Evolution
Models suggest that the shape of river valleys depends strongly on how meandering rivers interact with the sediment and bedrock of the banks.
Exploring How Water Flow Affects Bed Forms in Different Environments
In a flat sand bed, water creates undulating features.
D. C. Project Aims to Cut Most Storm Water Runoff Problems
The Clean Rivers Project aims to dramatically reduce combined sewage overflows into D. C.’s waterways, improving water quality while also promoting resilience to climate change.
Hillslopes Regulate Sediment Supply to River Channels
New study rethinks dynamics of runoff-driven erosion in response to rainstorms.
Modeling Sand Grains in Water
Scientist creates a numerical model that explores sediment transport.
How Do Aquatic Plants Direct Where Other Stalks Grow?
By changing the flow of the river, aquatic plants affect the distribution of nutrients on the riverbed.
Mekong River Dams Could Bring Future Food Security Woes
The rapid development of dams in the Mekong River Basin could pose a threat to future environmental stability.
Using Rivers to Investigate Rock Uplift in Taiwan
Researchers use change of slope in a dense river network to investigate rock uplift rates of Taiwan.