river piracy

river piracy

[′riv·ər ‚pī·rə·sē]
(aerospace engineering)
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YUKON A new study released by the journal Nature Geoscience (April 2017) tells the story of "river piracy"--a term whereby the headwaters of one stream are diverted or "stolen" by another.
They later discovered that the water had rerouted into a different river system - a phenomenon with the somewhat dramatic name of 'river piracy'.
Closer home, (http://www.ibtimes.com/climate-change-river-piracy-glacier-melt-causes-canadas-slims-river-vanish-just-four-2527319) a recent study revealed a river fed by a melting glacier in Canada's Yukon region completely changed course - an unprecedented event that scientists say is the first case of "river piracy" observed over such a short period of time.
In any evaluation of the viability of the opposing lake overfill hypothesis as opposed to a Mediterranean river piracy hypothesis for the timing of the opening of the Ebro basin to the Mediterranean Sea.
This river piracy hypothesis was widely accepted in later literature (see a complete discussion in Evans and Arche, 2002 and Garcia-Castellanos et al., 2003).
Read: (http://www.ibtimes.com/climate-change-river-piracy-glacier-melt-causes-canadas-slims-river-vanish-just-four-2527319) Scientists Observe Climate Change-Driven 'River Piracy'
Read: (http://www.ibtimes.com/climate-change-river-piracy-glacier-melt-causes-canadas-slims-river-vanish-just-four-2527319) Climate Change And 'River Piracy': Glacier Melt Causes Canada's Slims River To Vanish In Just Four Days
Over the course of just a few days last spring, a river fed by a melting glacier in Canada's Yukon region completely changed course - an unprecedented event that scientists say is the first case of "river piracy" observed over such short period of time.
"Geologists have seen river piracy, but nobody to our knowledge has documented it happening in our lifetime.