(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

tRIBS-Erosion: A parsimonious physically-based model for studying catchment hydro-geomorphic response

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

FRANCIPANE A. (1 2) ; IVANOV V.Y. (1) ; NOTO L.V. (2) ; ISTANBULLUOGLU E. (3) ; ARNONE E. (2) ; BRAS R.L. (4) ;
(1) Dep. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Dip. di Ingegneria Civile, Ambientale ed Aeronautica, Univ., Palermo, ITALIE
(3) Dep. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, ETATS-UNIS
(4) Dep. of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Dep. of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Inst. of Technology, Atlanta, ETATS-UNIS


The AA. propose a framework that integrates a geomorphic component into the physically-based and spatially distributed TIN-based Real-time Integrated Basin Simulator (tRIBS) model. The coupled model simulates main erosive processes of hillslopes (raindrop impact detachment, overland flow entrainment, and diffusive processes) and channel (erosion and deposition due to the action of water flow). In addition to the spatially distributed, dynamic hydrologic variables, the model computes the sediment transport discharge and changes in elevation, which feedback to hydrological dynamics through local changes of terrain slope, aspect, and drainage network configuration. The model was calibrated for the Lucky Hills basin, a semi-arid watershed in the Walnut Gulch Experimental Watershed (Arizona, USA). It is demonstrated to be capable of reproducing main runoff and sediment yield events and accumulated volumes over the long term.


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 92 [pp. 216-231]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 13 fig., 6 tabl., 1 ap.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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