The Application of Hydraulic and Sediment Transport Models in Fluvial Geomorphology

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July 2020
286 pages
  • ISBN978-3-03936-451-0 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-03936-452-7 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue The Application of Hydraulic and Sediment Transport Models in Fluvial Geomorphology that was published in

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After publishing the famous “Fluvial Processes in Geomorphology” in the early 1960s, the work of Luna Leopold, Gordon Wolman, and John Miller became a key for opening the door to understanding rivers and streams. They first illustrated the problem to geomorphologists and geographers. Later, Chang, in his “Fluvial Processes in River Engineering”, provided a basis for engineers, showing this group of professionals how to deal with rivers and how to understand them. Since then, more informative studies have been published. Many of the authors started to combine fluvial geomorphology knowledge and river engineering needs, such as “Tools in Fluvial Geomorphology” by G. Mathias Kondolf and Hervé Piégay, or focused more on river engineering tasks, such as “Stream Restoration in Dynamic Fluvial Systems: Scientific Approaches” by Andrew Simon, Sean Bennett, and Janine Castro. Finally, Luna Leopold summarized river and stream morphologies in the beautiful “A view of the river”. It appears that we continue to explore this subject in the right direction. We better understand rivers and streams, and as engineers and fluvial geomorphologists, we can establish tools to help bring rivers alive. However, there is still a hunger for more scientific tools that we could use to further understand rivers and to support the development of healthy streams and rivers with high biodiversity in the present world, which has started to face water scarcity.

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hydraulic models; numerical simulations; flow resistance; bed shear stress; breach closure; levee breach; channel side flow; sandbags; open channel flow; critical velocity; incipient motion; 2D model flow; two-stage reservoir; shear stress; stream power; operational problem; soft bedrock; SRH-2D; head-cutting; mixed transition; knickpoint; spatial scales; river morphology; sediment yield; bed shear stress; specific stream power; flow velocity; hysteresis index; suspended sediments; calibration; river modeling; design of experiments; MIKE-21C model; Meta River; secondary flow; cohesive; deposition; 2D depth-averaged model; meandering; Yangtze River; bed load transport; shear Reynolds number; bed-armoring; bed-change; Danube; gravel–sand mixture; 3D CFD modeling; hydrodynamic model; remote sensing; sand dredging; suspended sediment concentration (SSC); spatiotemporal analysis; Poyang Lake; Gezira irrigation scheme; 2D/3D models; weirs; gate operation; Delft3D; flood; dendrogeomorphology; palaeostage indicator; hydraulic modelling; peak flow discharge; unit stream power; bed shear stress; river channel; spontaneous renaturalization; post-regulation period; river training; Polish Carpathians; abutment; clear water; equation; sensitivity analysis; scour; small lowland rivers; flow conditions; riverbed shading; shading model; hydromorphological changes; LAI; LIDAR

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