Potamology

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potamology

  1. (From the Greek potamos, "river.") The science of rivers.

  2. More specifically, the interdisciplinary branch of hydraulics, hydrology, and fluid dynamics dealing with surface streams and their regimes. Potamology generally focuses on issues of fluvial erosion, transport, and sedimentation; fluvial dynamics; and river metamorphosis or change through time.

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