(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Geometric characteristics and evolution of a tidal channel network in experimental setting

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Shell Upstream International, Rijswik, PAYS-BAS
(2) Shell Upstream International, Houston, ETATS-UNIS


This paper reports on a laboratory study that aims to reproduce a tidal channel network, in order to enhance the understanding of the morphodynamic evolution of the channel characteristics as the network expands and finally reaches equilibrium. A high-resolution laser system scanned the bed topography at different time steps creating multiple digital elevation models of the channel network. Two hundred and seventy individual channel segments are analyzed and cross-correlated in terms of their width, depth and length. The nature of the observed exponential distributions within creek attributes (width, depth, length) allows for statistical predictability of relative creek attribute dimensions downstream and through time


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 2011, vol. 36, no6 [pp. 739-752]

Bibliographic references : 1,5 p.

Collation : 12 fig., 1 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1002/esp.2099

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