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Title: Sediment dynamics of a high gradient stream in the Oi river basin of Japan

Author: Maita, Hideji;

Date: 1991

Source: In: Rice, Raymond M., technical coordinator. 1991. Proceedings of the IUFRO technical session on geomorphic hazards in managed forests; 5-11 August 1990; Montreal, Canada. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-130, Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; p. 56-64

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

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Description: This paper discusses the effects of the valley width for discontinuities of sediment transport in natural stream channels. The results may be summarized as follows: 1)ln torrential rivers. deposition or erosion depend mostly on the sediment supply. not on the magnitude of the flow discharge. 2)Wide valley floors of streams are depositional spaces where the excess sediment from the upper stream area is temporarily deposited. In the erosional process that follows, the sediment runs off down stream in a way that can be explained by an exponential process.

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Maita, Hideji 1991. Sediment dynamics of a high gradient stream in the Oi river basin of Japan. In: Rice, Raymond M., technical coordinator. 1991. Proceedings of the IUFRO technical session on geomorphic hazards in managed forests; 5-11 August 1990; Montreal, Canada. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-130, Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; p. 56-64

 


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