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Given this distinction between bend size and bend form/ratio variables, one can conclude that bend size decreases with downstream distance, but that measures of bend form, namely, sinuosity and its associated width-ratio variables, increase in value.
Thus, in rapidly subsiding sedimentary basins, streams of braided character can produce deposits that may have many characteristics of higher sinuosity river deposition (Bentham et al.
The sinuosity of travel was not significantly affected by the presence of zebra mussels supporting the observation that zebra mussels could not attach to the feet or opercula and directly affect the line of travel.
Where the original channel is natural, the natural dimensions and sinuosity should be recreated as nearly as possible in a new course nearby.
This part of the succession is interpreted as a fluvial system of greater sinuosity and distality.
Based on the accuracy of the relief meter and estimated unmeasured channel sinuosity, we estimate a maximum of 15 percent error was associated with these soil voidage measurements.
In the western part of the Germanic Basin, after the major Hardegsen unconformity, the Triassic fluvial succession is characterized by a major retrogradational trend from fluvial deposits (from low sinuosity rivers with well developed floodplain and paleosol, "Couches intermediaires" and "Gres a Voltzia"), dated as Anisian, to shallow marine deposits of the Ladinian (Durand, 1978; Bourquin et al, 2006), reflecting the connection of the Germanic Basin with the Tethys Ocean (Dercourt et al, 1993).
The following sediments document alluvial deposition grading from braided rivers in the lower part (coarse-grained trough cross-bedded sandstones with conglomeratic lenses) to streams of moderate sinuosity in the upper part (e.
The combined effects of reduced sinuosity, lower roughness, lower friction in the bank, and heavier runoff make a more intense amount of water to flow in a faster pattern through the channels, contrasting from the original and "natural" river conditions (Shahapure et al.
Scientists are still working to fully understand this process, however: "Determining the specific process that causes the formation and evolution of sinuosity in linear gullies is a question scientists are still trying to answer," NASA said.