ES 315 RIVER ENVIRONMENTS
An exploration of the physical characteristics of rivers with respect to the force of flowing water, the resultant channel morphology, and aquatic-habitat types. Topics include fluid mechanics, principles of conservation of mass and energy, channel resistance, and development of secondary flow patterns in rivers. Discussion of the link between channel complexity, sediment sorting, and use by aquatic organisms will be discussed with a focus on fisheries management for anadromous and coldwater fish species.
Three hours lecture; three hours of field laboratory work.
Cross Listed Courses
This is the same course as GPH 315
Enrollment limited to 14 students.