(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

The impact of exceptional events on erosion, bedload transport and channel stability in a step-pool channel

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

TUROWSKI J.M. (1) ; YAGER E.M. (2) ; BADOUX A. (1) ; RICKENMANN D. (1) ; MOLNAR P. (3) ;
(1) Swiss Federal Research Inst. WSL, Birmensdorf, SUISSE
(2) Center for Ecohydraulics Research, Dep. of Civil Engineering, Univ. of Idaho, Boise, ETATS-UNIS
(3) Inst. of Environmental Engineering,ETH, Zürich, SUISSE


Sediment transport in the Erlenbach, a small stream with step-pool morphology in the canton of Schwyz, Switzerland, has been monitored for more than 20 years. During this time three exceptional events (events with high sediment yield and long return times that have a large effect on channel morphology) have impacted the stream and partly or completely rearranged the existing step-pool morphology. The aim of this paper is to present observations of these exceptional events and discuss the implications of boulder mobility on long-term channel stability


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, no12 [pp. 1661-1673]

Bibliographic references : 1,5 p.

Collation : 10 fig., 5 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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