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By Peter Ergenzinger, Karl-Heinz Schmidt

The e-book concentrates on hydrological and geomorphological tactics in mountain rivers with nearly all of the contributions concentrating on the Alps.
Methods and result of learn in strong load delivery and river mattress dynamics are awarded through foreign authors. The authors come from earth technological know-how and engineering associations and either sensible and theoretical elements of mountain river study are addressed.
The booklet is a necessary consultant and resource of data on difficulties of environmental making plans and defense, river administration and danger assessment.

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I. 1 General Remarks Most natural r i v e r s are in a s e n s i t i v e state of which is defined by mutual hydraulic-sedimen~o- logical balance, solids. Lowland r i v e r s show in general a "continuous" transport behav- influences of water and iour throughout the year. Depending on the discharge, more or less mat e r i a l is being transported. s, Vol. 52 P. -H. ) Dynar~cs and C,e,o~orphology of Mountain Rivers 9 S~rin~er-Verla= Bexlln Heidelbex~ 1994 38 In the case of alpine rivers the transport behaviour is characterized by different factors of influence.

Pardd-Hydrographs of I s a r at ~Hected gauges 2,5 -II- Mittenwald - O - Sylveostein -A- T61zneu 01 --~1,5 O o g. \ . 0,5 0 ' Nov. Dez J~. F~. Mar. Apr. Mai Jun. Ju!. Aug. ,~. ~ m e ( months ) Fig. 7: C o m p a r i s o n of [email protected] hydrographs of the Isar at the gauges in Mittenwald, Sylvenstein, and Bad TSlz. For Bad T~Iz the hydrographs show l o n g - t e r m means for the time before and after construction of Sylvenstein reservoir. (Data source: BAYERISCHES L A N D E S A M T FOR WASSERWIRTSCHAFT, several years).

Sediment sup~;y [ ~ " O gauce Pl, upsl;reammodel oarz Plan view of the model "I , - ' . 2 Operating and Measuring Installations The water supply for the model comes out of an elevated reservoir. Discharge regulation is controlled by an inductive flowmeter. Both are connected to the computer. At the model outlet the water pours down into a basement reservoir where i t is pumped back into the elevated supply reservoir. The water level at the model outlet is controlled by a nearby gauge and may be adjusted by an overflow plate.

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