River science at the U.S. Geological Survey
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Published by National Academies Press in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


  • Geological Survey (U.S.) -- Research,
  • Rivers -- Research -- United States,
  • Hydrology -- Research -- United States

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Edition Notes

StatementCommittee on River Science at the U.S. Geological Survey, Water Science and Technology Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies.
LC ClassificationsGB1202.5 .N38 2007, GB1202.5 .N38 2007
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 193 :
Number of Pages193
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18287963M
ISBN 100309103576
ISBN 109780309103572

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This report advises the U.S. Geological Survey on how it can best address river science challenges by effectively using its resources and coordinating its activities with other agencies. The report identifies the highest priority river science issues for the USGS, including environmental flows and river restoration, sediment transport and geomorphology, and groundwater surface-water interactions. A rationale for river science --Major river science drivers and challenges --Overview of federal, state, nongovernmental, and USGS activities in river science --Priority areas for USGS river science --Monitoring and data management for USGS river science --Coordinating river science activities at the USGS --Recommendations. Genre/Form: Electronic books: Additional Physical Format: Print version: National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on River Science at the U.S. Geological Survey. Suggested Citation:"2 Major River Science Drivers and Challenges."National Research Council. River Science at the U.S. Geological gton, DC: The.

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River Science at the U.S. Geological Survey () Chapter: Appendix B - Key River Science Questions and the Data Required to Answer Them. River Science at the U.S. Geological Survey is available from the. National Academies Press, Fifth Street, N.W., Lockbox , Washington, DC ; () or () (in the Washington metropolitan area); Internet, Cover design by Michael Dudzik.   Funding: The authors are supported by the U.S. Geological Survey. Author contributions: P.C.D.M. was responsible for the conceptualization and overall direction of the work and wrote the original draft. P.C.D.M. and K.A.D. carried out computations. K.A.D. performed data curation and reviewed the original draft. Suggested Citation:"7 Recommendations."National Research Council. River Science at the U.S. Geological gton, DC: The National Academies Press. doi.