(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Developing channel and floodplain dimensions with limited data: a case study in the Amazon Basin

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BEIGHLEY R.E. (1) ; GUMMADI V. (1) ;
(1) Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, State Univ., San Diego, ETATS-UNIS


This research builds on the concept of hydraulic geometry and presents a methodology for estimating bankfull discharge and the hydraulic geometry coefficients and exponents for a station using limited data : only stage-discharge and Landsat imagery. The approach is implemented using 82 streamflow gauging locations in the Amazon Basin. Using the estimated values for the hydraulic geometry relations, bankfull discharge, discharge data above bankfull and upstream drainage area at each site, relationships for estimating channel and floodplain characteristics as a function of drainage area are developed. Specifically, this research provides relationships for estimating bankfull discharge, bankfull depth, bankfull width, and floodplain width as a function of upstream drainage area in the Amazon Basin intended for providing reasonable cross-section estimates for large scale hydraulic routing models


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, no8 [pp. 1059-1071]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 11 fig., 6 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1002/esp.2132

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