The Winding of Rivers in Plains


SIR OLIVER LODGE's letter in NATURE of November 7 on the winding of rivers in plains has induced me to measure the velocity of flow in different parts of a bend in the river Wey near here. A short line—17 feet—was measured on the bank at the bend, and marks set up at right angles to it, and the time taken by blocks of wood to naove between the marks measured with a stop-watch. The distances of the blocks from the inner bank were estimated in terms of the breadth of the river, with the following results:—

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SLATER, R. The Winding of Rivers in Plains. Nature 77, 79 (1907).

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