Show simple item record Mark G. en_US John en_US 2011-06-13T09:05:06Z 2011-06-13T09:05:06Z 2011-06-13 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Macklin , M G & Lewin , J 2011 , ' Floodplain catastrophes in the UK Holocene: messages for managing climate change ' Hydrological Processes , pp. 2900-2911 . en_US
dc.identifier.other PURE: 166859 en_US
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/7046 en_US
dc.description.abstract Floodplains may be transformed when environmental changes or human activity causes alluvial systems to cross channel pattern thresholds. Thresholds between pattern states based on occurrence fields are only available for some pattern distinctions, and these may not encompass the alluvial contexts and range of dynamic factors involved. Pattern changes now known from the UK Holocene are reviewed as a basis for appreciating the potential for future transformations in a changing environment. These involved episodic boulder and gravel spreads in upland environments, and braiding meandering, anastomosing -> meandering and active inactive transformations in more lowland contexts. Concern for possible impacts of climatic change need to be grounded in an appreciation of the nature and scale of these past changes. Some potential future changes may be relatively predictable in location (braiding meandering); others are more difficult given both present knowledge and the varying, modified and inheritance-rich 'contexts of vulnerability' that floodplains now represent. Implications for management are discussed. Copyright (c) 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. en_US
dc.format.extent 12 en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Hydrological Processes en_US
dc.title Floodplain catastrophes in the UK Holocene: messages for managing climate change en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Institute of Geography & Earth Sciences en_US
dc.contributor.pbl River Basin Dynamics and Hydrology en_US

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