Next Article in Journal
A Waterbody Typology Derived from Catchment Controls Using Self-Organising Maps
Previous Article in Journal
Impacts of Climate and Land-Use Changes on the Hydrological Processes in the Amur River Basin
Open AccessArticle

Mechanism of Riparian Vegetation Growth and Sediment Transport Interaction in Floodplain: A Dynamic Riparian Vegetation Model (DRIPVEM) Approach

1
Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Saitama University, 255 Shimo-okubo, Sakura-ku, Saitama 338-8570, Japan
2
Provincial Government, Ministry of Physical Infrastructure Development, Pokhara 33700, Nepal
3
Institute Hydro Technology Institute, 4-3-1 Shiroyama Trust Tower, Tranomon, Minato, Tokyo 105-0001, Japan
4
Research and Development Center, Nippon Koei, 2304 Inarihara, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 300-1259, Japan
5
Institute for studies of the Global Environment, 7-1 Sophia University, Kioicho, Chiyoda, Tokyo 102-0094, Japan
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Water 2020, 12(1), 77; https://doi.org/10.3390/w12010077
Received: 20 November 2019 / Revised: 15 December 2019 / Accepted: 21 December 2019 / Published: 24 December 2019
The ecological dynamics of riparian areas interact with sediment transport in river systems, which plays an active role in riparian vegetation growth in the floodplain. The fluvial dynamics, hydraulics, hydro-meteorological and geomorphological characteristics of rivers are associated with sediment transport in river systems and around the riparian area. The flood disturbance, sediment with nutrients and seeds transported by river, sediment deposition, and erosion phenomena in the floodplain change the bare land area to vegetation area and vice versa. The difference in riparian vegetation area in the river floodplain is dependent on the sediment grain size distribution which is deposited in the river floodplain. Mathematical models describing vegetation growth in a short period exist in literature, but long-term modelling and validations are still lacking. In order to cover long-term vegetation growth modelling, a Dynamic Riparian Vegetation Model (DRIPVEM) was proposed. This paper highlights the existing modelling technique of DRIPVEM coupled with a Dynamic Herbaceous Model used to establish the interactive relationship of sediment grain sizes and riparian vegetation in the floodplain. View Full-Text
Keywords: ecological dynamics; riparian area; sediment transport; flood disturbance; deposition and erosion; DRIPVEM ecological dynamics; riparian area; sediment transport; flood disturbance; deposition and erosion; DRIPVEM
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Baniya, M.B.; Asaeda, T.; Fujino, T.; Jayasanka, S.M.D.H.; Muhetaer, G.; Li, J. Mechanism of Riparian Vegetation Growth and Sediment Transport Interaction in Floodplain: A Dynamic Riparian Vegetation Model (DRIPVEM) Approach. Water 2020, 12, 77. https://doi.org/10.3390/w12010077

AMA Style

Baniya MB, Asaeda T, Fujino T, Jayasanka SMDH, Muhetaer G, Li J. Mechanism of Riparian Vegetation Growth and Sediment Transport Interaction in Floodplain: A Dynamic Riparian Vegetation Model (DRIPVEM) Approach. Water. 2020; 12(1):77. https://doi.org/10.3390/w12010077

Chicago/Turabian Style

Baniya, Mahendra B.; Asaeda, Takashi; Fujino, Takeshi; Jayasanka, Senavirathna M.D.H.; Muhetaer, Guligena; Li, Jinghao. 2020. "Mechanism of Riparian Vegetation Growth and Sediment Transport Interaction in Floodplain: A Dynamic Riparian Vegetation Model (DRIPVEM) Approach" Water 12, no. 1: 77. https://doi.org/10.3390/w12010077

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Search more from Scilit
 
Search
Back to TopTop