(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Enhanced application of root-reinforcement algorithms for bank-stability modeling

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) USDA-ARS National Sedimentation Lab., Watershed Physical Processes Research Group, MS, Oxford, ETATS-UNIS


This paper describes a method developed to use root-architecture data, obtained in previous studies, to create regressions showing changes in the number of roots crossing a shear plane within in a stream bank over time. In addition, variations in root density with depth are studied so that root-reinforcement estimates obtained by RipRoot can be correctly applied to the layering within model runs of the bank stability and toe erosion model (BSTEM). It was found that stream-bank varied the most when the proportion of the failure plane length to the depth of the rooting zone was greatest


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, no4 [pp. 471-480]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 8 fig., 1 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1002/esp.1690

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