Sedimentary Crisis at the Global Scale 1

Large Rivers, From Abundance to Scarcity
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Author(s): Jean-Paul Bravard
Genre: Science
Original Publish Date: Mar 07, 2019
Product Number: EB00756450
Released: Mar 22, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781119579854
Publisher: Wiley-ISTE
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Description

The Earth's oceans are currently undergoing unprecedented changes: rivers have suffered a severe reduction in their sediment transport, and as a result, sediment input to the oceans has dropped lower than ever before. These inputs have varied over millennia as a result of both natural occurrences and human actions, such as the building of dams and the extraction of materials from riverbeds. Sedimentary Crisis at the Global Scale 1 examines how river basins have been affected by the sedimentary crises of various historical epochs. By studying global balances, it provides insights into the profound disruption of the solid transport of fluvial bodies. The book also explores studies of various rivers, from the Amazon, which remains relatively unaffected, to dying rivers such as the Colorado and the Nile.