(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2008)

Document title

Modeling fluvial response to in-stream woody vegetation : implications for stream corridor restoration

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BENNETT S.J. (1) ; WU W. (2) ; ALONSO C.V. (3) ; WANG S.S.Y. (2) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography, Univ., Buffalo, ETATS-UNIS
(2) National Center for Computational Hydroscience and Engineering, Univ., Mississippi, ETATS-UNIS
(3) USDA-Agricultural Research Service, National Sedimentation Laboratory, Oxford, ETATS-UNIS


The objectives of this study were 1)to systematically vegetate a straight, degraded experimental channel with freely adjustable banks and beds and to document the effects of vegetation density on alluvial response and channel morphology and 2) to compare these experimental results with a recently developed numerical model capable of simulating flow, sediment transport and bed morphology in meandering streams with riparian and in-stream vegetation. This was accomplished by constructing a distorted Froude-scale physical model for a designated prototype, Abiaca Creek in northern Mississippi, USA. It is envisioned that such numerical models could become the primary tool for designing future stream restoration programs involving vegetation and assessing the long-term stability of such activities


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 2008, vol. 33, no6 [pp. 890-909]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 12 fig., 2 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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