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Title: Channel morphology investigations using Geographic Information Systems and field research

Author: Miller, Scott N.; Youberg, Ann; Guertin, D. Phillip; Goodrich, David C.;

Date: 2000

Source: In: Ffolliott, Peter F.; Baker Jr., Malchus B.; Edminster, Carleton B.; Dillon, Madelyn C.; Mora, Karen L., tech. coords. Land Stewardship in the 21st Century: The Contributions of Watershed Management; 2000 March 13-16; Tucson, AZ. Proc. RMRS-P-13. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 415-419.

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Description: Stream channels are integral to watershed function and are affected by watershed management decisions. Given an understanding of the relationships among channel and watershed variables, they may serve as indicators of upland condition or used in distributed rainfall-runoff models. This paper presents a quantitative analysis of fluvial morphology as related to watershed characteristics for two disparate sites in Arizona. Detailed geographic information system (GIS) analyses were combined with 297 cross-section surveys. Statistical relationships among GIS-based watershed and field-based channel variables are presented and explanations for discrepancies between sites are given.

Keywords: land stewardship, watershed management, ecosystem-based management, natural resources, conservation, sustainable development, sustainable use

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Miller, Scott N.; Youberg, Ann; Guertin, D. Phillip; Goodrich, David C. 2000. Channel morphology investigations using Geographic Information Systems and field research. In: Ffolliott, Peter F.; Baker Jr., Malchus B.; Edminster, Carleton B.; Dillon, Madelyn C.; Mora, Karen L., tech. coords. Land Stewardship in the 21st Century: The Contributions of Watershed Management; 2000 March 13-16; Tucson, AZ. Proc. RMRS-P-13. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 415-419.

 


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