(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Longitudinal distributions of river flood power : the combined automated flood, elevation and stream power (CAFES) methodology

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BARKER D.M. (1 2 3) ; LAWLER D.M. (2) ; KNIGHT D.W. (1) ; MORRIS D.G. (4) ; DAVIES H.N. (4) ; STEWART E.J. (4) ;
(1) School of Civil Engineering, Univ., Birmingham, ROYAUME-UNI
(2) School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Univ., Birmingham, ROYAUME-UNI
(3) Capita Symonds, Bristol, ROYAUME-UNI
(4) Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford, ROYAUME-UNI


The AA. present here a novel methodology CAFES (combined automated flood, elevation and stream power) to quantify downstream change in river flood power, based on integrating in a GIS framework "Flood Estimation Handbook" systems with the 5 m grid NEXTMap Britain digital elevation model derived from IFSAR (interferometric synthetic aperture radar). This provides a useful modelling platform to quantify at unprecedented resolution longitudinal distributions of flood discharge, elevation, floodplain slope and flood power at reach and basin scales. Longitudinal power trends are given for a sample of 5 river basins to demonstrate the usefulness of the approach. The CAFES methodology has significant international applicability for understanding basin-scale hydraulics, sediment transport, erosion and sedimentation processes and river basin management


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 2009, vol. 34, no2 [pp. 280-290]

Bibliographic references : 1,5 p.

Collation : 5 fig., 1 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1002/esp.1723

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