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Morphological dynamics of upland headwater streams in the southern North Island of New Zealand

Schwendel, Arved C, Fuller, Ian C and Death, Russell G (2010) Morphological dynamics of upland headwater streams in the southern North Island of New Zealand. New Zealand Geographer, 66 (1). pp. 14-32.

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Abstract

Short-term channel dynamics of mountain stream reaches in the southern North Island of New Zealand were assessed over two successive 3-month periods using morphological budgeting. Response to floods varies between reaches, even
when the catchments were located close to each other and had similar characteristics. The reaches on the Central Volcanic Plateau experienced least morphological change, while streams with steep catchments and migrating planform in the Tararua and Ruahine Ranges showed frequent channel adjustments. Channel response is conditioned by intrinsic variables rendering reaches responsive or robust to the effects of floods, and this is likely to reflect the degree of connectivity between slopes and channels, and reaches.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: "This is the peer reviewed version of the article which has been published in final form at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1745-7939.2010.01170.x This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving."
Status: Published
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-7939.2010.01170.x
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GB Physical geography
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
School/Department: School of Humanities, Religion & Philosophy
URI: http://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/3069

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