Last edited 09 Mar 2021


Geomorphology is: ‘The scientific study of the evolution and configuration of landforms. Also known as fluvial geomorphology.’

Where fluvial means: ‘Relating to a river.’

A geomorpholocial assessment, sometimes referred to as a fluvial audit is: ‘The establishment of baseline hydromorphological form and behaviour for a river reach in the context of conditions prevailing in the wider river network and catchment as a whole.'

Ref Culvert, screen and outfall manual, (CIRIA C786) published by CIRIA in 2019.

See also: Hydromorphology.

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