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Published online by Cambridge University Press:  24 November 2022

Vijay P. Singh
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Texas A & M University
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Hydraulic geometry is a quantitative description of the variation of river characteristics with variation in discharge and sediment load. It is impacted by climate, geology, and human interference. Hydraulic geometry relations have been expressed in power form and have been derived using a multitude of hypotheses. These relations play a fundamental role in the design of alluvial canals, river training works, and watershed management. The objective of this chapter is to introduce preliminary concepts that are deemed important for understanding different aspects of hydraulic geometry.

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Handbook of Hydraulic Geometry
Theories and Advances
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2022

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  • Introduction
  • Vijay P. Singh, Texas A & M University
  • Book: Handbook of Hydraulic Geometry
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  • Vijay P. Singh, Texas A & M University
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  • Book: Handbook of Hydraulic Geometry
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  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009222136.002
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