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Sediment transport – gravel and send “flows” too

Sediment transport – gravel and send “flows” too

The water is not the only thing that moves in the stream. The sediment, sand, and gravel for example, “flow” too. This sediment transport has a profound effect on river dynamics.

How fast are rivers?

How fast are rivers?

Rivers are so diverse that there are incredible differences in the speed of the flowing, from almost stagnant lake stretches to wild rapids.

Mulu National Park, Borneo, Malaysia

Mulu National Park, Borneo, Malaysia

Mulu National Park in Malaysian Borneo protects extraordinary biodiversity. It is one of the last stands of nature against the encroaching plantations of the oil palm.

DRAINAGE BASINS

DRAINAGE BASINS

Each stream, small or large, has a drainage basin, the total area drained by a stream and its tributaries.

THE HYDROLOGIC CYCLE

THE HYDROLOGIC CYCLE

Rivers are an integral and very important part of the hydrologic cycle.

The Mur River source – the charm of the Alps

The Mur River source – the charm of the Alps

The source of the central European river Mura is located in beautiful settings of Austrian Alps. See how it looks like, in photos and videos.

The Buna River source – the harmony of the nature and culture

The Buna River source – the harmony of the nature and culture

The source of the Buna River in Bosnia and Herzegovina is not only natural attraction but also cultural.

Rivers of North America

Rivers of North America

Rivers are one of the most exciting features of a North American continent. From the world-famous Colorado Grand Canyon to The Mississippi, one of the longest on the world, rivers of North America are so diverse and beautiful.

Masoala – where jungle stream meets the sea

Masoala – where jungle stream meets the sea

Masoala National Park in Madagascar is a center of biodiversity, where many streams spring in a tropical rain forest. I was luck to spent lots of time in Masoala.

Tagliamento – last living alpine river in Europe

Tagliamento – last living alpine river in Europe

Even though the Alps look like an undefeatable fortress, many of its rivers are actually tamed, either by the dams or regulations. They are often torrents and cause flash floods. Tagliemiento in Italian Alps still resists the human encroachment, and we can observe almost pristine […]