At-A-Site Mountain River Flow Resistance Variation
At-a-site variation in flow resistance is examined in the light of observations of an S-shaped velocity profile at relative submergences (d/D84)...

Flow-Bed Interaction and Energy Loss in Torrents

An Analysis of Flow Velocity Profiles, Stream Bed Roughness, and Resistance to Flow in Natural Gravel Bed Streams
The characteristics of 82 flow velocity profiles were analyzed from nine different gravel bed stream reaches. A statistical test of the linearity of flow velocity profiles indicates that...

Bias in Regression Estimates of Manning's n
Selected equations for estimating roughness for gravel-bed streams were tested using a composite data set containing much of the data used to define the equations. All equations tested...

Bed Load Roughness in Supercritical Flow
A supercritical concrete channel has been proposed for Mission Creek located in Santa Barbara County, California. The proposed channel could transport gravels and cobbles as bed load during...

Fluvial Hydraulics of Streams and Mountain Rivers with Mobile Bed
The local hydraulic conditions concerning the incipient motion of the bed material in mountain streams are considered. Results of measurements carried out by using the radioisotope tracer...

Energy Losses in Steep Tributary Streams at Flows Near The Threshold of Bedload Entrainment
The flow patterns in mountain tributary streams that depends on the channel morphology, cobbles, boulders and debris that protrude along the channel and bank height cause energy losses...

The Transport of Gravels in Boulder-Bed Streams
In boulder-bed streams, gravel is typically found in isolated pockets protected by local flow obstructions. The deposition and entrainment of these gravels depend strongly on the local...

Monitoring Gravel Movement Using Radio Transmitters
Radio transmitters were used to track the movement of coarse sediment particles in a mountain river during a period of high flow and high bed mobility. Transport was characterized by episodes...

Some Benefits of Grid by Number Sampling
Describing the overall sediment composition of gravel-bed river reaches and depositional bars is a difficult problem due to spatial variations in the sediment size. Past research has focused...

Effects of Particle Shape on Bedload Transport
The effects of particle shape on bedload transport in gravel-bed streams are examined using a similarity approach and fractional transport analysis for data from Piceance Creek, Colorado,...

Bed Load Prediction in Steep Mountain Rivers
The characteristics of the stream channel morphologies in a very steep mountain ravine are explained by the data obtained through the longterm field observation. The bed load transportation...

A General Theory of Channel Adjustment in High Gradient Streams
The paper presents a theory of channel adjustment in high gradient streams. This theory states that given sufficient energy, stream channels will adjust their dimensions and flow hydraulics...

Step Pool Geometry and Flow Characteristics in Low-Sediment-Storage Channel Beds
Data from two small ephemeral streams in Israel indicate that step pool geometry in bedrock channels is similar, in its salient features, to that in alluvial channels. For steep (>0.10)...

Estimating Local Bed Shear Stress in Large Gravel-Bed Rivers
The local bed shear stress τo1 cannot be directly measured and is typically estimated using flow observations in various theoretical or empirical...

Particle Dynamics and Bed Level Adjustments in a Mountain Stream
The focus of the study was the interaction of coarse bedload sheets with a near-static bed. At a critical discharge bed sediment was transported from upstream sources through the study...

Turbulent Velocities in a Mountain River
A weighted, electronic Pitot tube was deployed in the swift, boulder-bed Waiho river during a 46 m3/s flow and a 214 m3/s...

Hydraulics and Sediment Transport Processes in a Pool-Riffle Rocky Mountain Stream
Sediment transport processes related to varying channel-bed morphology were investigated from April to November, 1993 along a 1 km pool-riffle and step-pool reach of North Saint Vrain...

Theoretically-Derived Regime River Width
The governing equations describing the motion of fluid and non-cohesive sediment particles in alluvial channels are combined to analytically determine the equilibrium surface width of...

Characterization of Incised Channel Development
A combination of hydraulic and geotechnical techniques have been applied to predict future cross-section morphology in incised channels. The SAM program (Copeland, 1991) computes combinations...

 

 

 

 

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