Little River revisited - thirty-five years after Hack and Goodlett

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In possibly the first detailed study to relate geomorphology, vegetation, and hydrology at a watershed scale, Hack and Goodlett (1960) documented variation in the eastern forest with topographic positions of cove, side slope, and nose. The study also described effects on landforms and vegetation of a catastrophic flood that occurred in June, 1949. Field investigations, conducted nearly four decades later, review selected parts of the study by Hack and Goodlett (1960). Replicate data provide a basis to evaluate their interpretations, to document geomorphic change since the 1949 flood, and to identify vegetation change in uplands and bottomlands. Results suggest that change to hillslope landforms has been minor since 1949, but that changes have occurred, seemingly during flow events of 1952, 1955 and 1985. Change in areal extent of forest types was not detected. Change in the relative abundances of dominant species may have resulted from 20th century fire suppression. -from Authors

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Little River revisited - thirty-five years after Hack and Goodlett
Series title Geomorphology
Volume 13
Issue 1-4
Year Published 1995
Language English
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Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Geomorphology
First page 1
Last page 20
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