(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2002)

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The effects of survey frequency on estimates of scour and fill in a braided river model

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This study examines the magnitude of bias associated with compensation events that occur at the temporal scale of braided channel evolution, and identifies specific channel kinetics that cause scour-fill compensation. By using a small-scale physical model it is possible to essentially eliminate compensation resulting from variation in discharge by maintaining constant discharge. Also, river-bed topography can be mapped relatively easily and frequently using a flume. Hence, a small-scale braided gravel-bed river model is used in this study to examine the magnitude and nature of scour-fill and to relate the spatial pattern of compensation to braided channel kinetics


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2002, vol. 27, no1 [pp. 27-43]

Bibliographic references : 29 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;




Bureau de recherches géologiques et minières - Orléans

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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