Ground Penetrating Radar Theory and Applications


Author: Harry M. Jol

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080951843

Category: Science

Page: 544

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Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) is a rapidly developing field that has seen tremendous progress over the past 15 years. The development of GPR spans aspects of geophysical science, technology, and a wide range of scientific and engineering applications. It is the breadth of applications that has made GPR such a valuable tool in the geophysical consulting and geotechnical engineering industries, has lead to its rapid development, and inspired new areas of research in academia. The topic of GPR has gone from not even being mentioned in geophysical texts ten years ago to being the focus of hundreds of research papers and special issues of journals dedicated to the topic. The explosion of primary literature devoted to GPR technology, theory and applications, has lead to a strong demand for an up-to-date synthesis and overview of this rapidly developing field. Because there are specifics in the utilization of GPR for different applications, a review of the current state of development of the applications along with the fundamental theory is required. This book will provide sufficient detail to allow both practitioners and newcomers to the area of GPR to use it as a handbook and primary research reference. *Review of GPR theory and applications by leaders in the field *Up-to-date information and references *Effective handbook and primary research reference for both experienced practitioners and newcomers

Large Rivers

Geomorphology and Management


Author: Avijit Gupta

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470723715

Category: Science

Page: 712

View: 5789

Large Rivers: Geomorphology and Management explores an important topic in geomorphology and sedimentology: the form and function of major rivers. Our knowledge of the big rivers of the world is limited. It is currently difficult to recognise large rivers of the past from relict sedimentary deposits or to structure management policies for long international rivers. This exciting book brings together a set of papers on large rivers of the world, as a unique introduction to a demanding subject. The book includes thirty chapters and is organised into three sections. The first part is on the environmental requirements for creating and maintaining a major river system. The second is a collection of case studies on 14 large rivers from different continents, covering a range of physical environments. The third section includes chapters on the measurement and management of large rivers. First book to offer in a single volume state-of-the-art knowledge on management and geomorphology of large rivers of the world A pioneering study, pushing the boundaries of our knowledge related to big rivers Includes comprehensive case studies covering the major large rivers of the world including Amazon, Mississippi, Nile, Congo, Indus, and Mekong Written by a leading team of distinguished, international contributors Large Rivers: Geomorphology and Management is essential reading for postgraduate students and researchers in fluvial geomorphology, hydrology, sedimentary geology, and river management. It is also of relevance to engineers and environmental consultants in the private and public sectors working on major rivers of the world.


An introduction to fluvial dynamics


Author: Andre Robert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134639317

Category: Science

Page: 224

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River Processes deals primarily with flow and sediment dynamics in alluvial channels. It emphasises water flows (basic principles and characterisation), fluvial sediment, processes of erosion and sediment transport, bedforms that result from flow-bed sediment interactions in sand and gravel, flow and sedimentary processes in curved, braided and confluent channels, as well as aquatic habits. River Processes provides a comprehensive synthesis of current knowledge about physical processes in alluvial channels, with an emphasis on the recent work on flow-bed-sediment transport interactions. It is intended primarily for undergraduate students interested in fluvial studies as part of physical geography, earth sciences, environmental sciences and ecology courses. The textbook is fully illustrated throughout with line drawings and photographs.

Sediment Flux to Basins

Causes, Controls and Consequences


Author: Geological Society of London

Publisher: Geological Society of London

ISBN: 9781862390959

Category: Science

Page: 284

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Ground Penetrating Radar in Sediments


Author: C. S. Bristow,Harry M. Jol

Publisher: Geological Society of London

ISBN: 9781862391314

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 330

View: 6255

Fluvial Forms and Processes

A New Perspective


Author: David Knighton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134666616

Category: Science

Page: 400

View: 799

David Knighton's best-selling book looks at the wide range of forms developed by natural rivers and the processes responsible for that development. The book combines empirical and theoretical approaches, and provides a critical assessment of the many schools of thought which have emerged for dealing with adjustment in the fluvial system. It is fully illustrated throughout by a superb range of figures, photographs and tables. Starting with the network scale, the book examines the interaction of hillslopes, drainage networks and channels, and goes on to considerations of catchment hydrology and catchment denudation. Fluvial processes are analysed in detail, from the mechanics of flow to sediment transport and deposition. Detailing the major components of river channels, the book examines the nature of river adjustment, particularly with respect to equilibrium concepts, and concludes with a look at channel changes through time, affected by flood discharges, climatic change and human activities.

Late Quaternary Stratigraphic Evolution of the Northern Gulf of Mexico Margin


Author: John B. Anderson,Richard H. Fillon

Publisher: Sepm Society for Sedimentary


Category: History

Page: 311

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Late Quaternary stratigraphic evolution of the north Gulf of Mexico margin : a synthesis -- High-resolution stratigraphy of a sandy, ramp-type margin, Apalachicola, Florida -- Late Quaternary stratigraphic evolution of the Alabama-west Florida outher continental shelf -- late Quaternary geology of the northeastern Gulf of Mexico shelf : sedimentology, depositional history, and ancient analogs of a major shelf sand sheet of teh modern transgressive systems tract -- Sequence stratigraphy of a continental margin subjected to low-energy and low-sediment-supply environmental boundary conditions : late Pleistocene-Holocene deposition offshore Alabama -- Late Quaternary deposition and paleobathymetry at the shelf-slope transition, ancestral Mobile River delta complex, northeastern Gulf of Mexico -- Depositional architecture of the Lagniappe Delta : sediment characteristics, timing of depositional events, and temporal relations with adjacent shelf-edge deltas -- Foraminiferal biostratigraphy and paleoenvironments of the Pleistocene Lagniappe Delta and related section, northeastern Gulf of Mexico -- Late Quaternary stratigraphic evolution of the west Lousiana-east Texas continental shelf -- Late Quaternary Brazos and Colorado deltas, offshore Texas, their evolution and the factors that controlled their deposition -- Late Quaternary evolution of the wave-storm-dominated Central Texas Shelf -- Late Quaternary evolution of the Rio Grande Delta.

Relative Role of Eustasy, Climate, and Tectonism in Continental Rocks


Author: Keith William Shanley,Peter J. McCabe

Publisher: N.A


Category: Alluvium

Page: 234

View: 8019

Papers in this title offer understanding of allocyclic controls on non-marine stratigraphy, allowing better predictions about the nature and geometry of strata within areas of basins where data are more limited. Thus one can better estimate the potential for oil, gas, coal, or mineral accumulations. Authors examine the relative importance of eustasy, climate, and sedimentation supply in determining the nature of lithologies and the packaging of continental strata.