|Rivers, floods and management|
The drainage basin hydrological cycle: the water balance.
Factors affecting river discharge: the storm hydrograph.
Changing processes: types of erosion, transportation and deposition, types of load; the Hjulstrom curve.
Changing channel characteristics – cross profile, wetted perimeter, hydraulic radius, roughness, efficiency and links to velocity and discharge.
Landforms of fluvial erosion and deposition – potholes, rapids, waterfalls, meanders, braiding, levees, flood plains and deltas.
Process and impact of rejuvenation – knick points, waterfalls, river terraces and incised meanders.