Fabric of wood: patterns and processes of river and floodplain large wood on the Merced River, Yosemite National Park, California, The
This research on the Merced River above Nevada Falls in Yosemite National Park quantifies large wood loads (m3 wood/ha) and the spatial distribution of wood in the bankfull channel, the floodplain, and the adjacent valley bottom, and tests hypotheses that give physical evidence of the dynamics that recruit, transport, and deposit large wood in the river corridor. The upstream portion of the study area includes a recently burned section of the Merced River corridor and the downstream portion of the study area includes a section of floodplain with undisturbed forest. Field work was conducted in ...
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