1D Sediment Transport Morphodynamics with applications to Rivers and Turbidity Currents

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1D Sediment Transport Morphodynamics with applications to Rivers and Turbidity Currents

The Nile River and delta, Egypt.  Image courtesy NASA Visible Earth (http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=680)

By: Gary Parker, E-book, 2007

This textbook focuses on sediment transport and river dynamics. It has been developed as an online teaching resource, it has power points for each chapter and associated Excel exercises. These are served at Gary Parker's ebook site, as well as on this site. Below we list the ebook chapters along with links to the source code used within each chapter. The source code for all of the chapters is also available in a single tar file.

Chapter 2: Characterization of Sediment and Grain Size Distributions

  • Tutorial in programming in Visual Basic for Applications within Excel workbooks (Source)
  • Calculator for statistical characteristics of grain size distributions (Source)
  • Particle fall velocity calculator (Source)

Chapter 3: Bankfull Characteristics of Rivers

  • Basic data for bankfull geometry of rivers (Source)

Chapter 5: Review of 1D Open-Channel Hydraulics

  • Spreadsheet for backwater calculations in open channel flow (Source)

Chapter 7: Relations for 1D Bedload Transport

  • Implementation of the Parker (1990) bedload transport relation for gravel mixtures (Source)

Chapter 9: Relations for Hydraulic Resistance in Rivers

  • Implementation of the Wright-Parker (2004) formulation for hydraulic resistance combined with the Ashida-Michiue (1972) bedload formulation (Source)

Chapter 10: Relations for the Entrainment and 1D Transport of Suspended Sediment

  • Spreadsheet for calculating the Rouse-Vanoni profile of suspended sediment (Source)
  • Tool for calculating the effect of density stratification on the vertical profiles of velocity and suspended sediment (Source)

Chapter 11: Sample Calculation for Bed Load, Suspended Load and Total Load

  • Illustration of calculation of depth-discharge relation, bed load transport, suspended load transport and total bed material load for a large, low-slope sand-bed river (Source)

Chapter 14: 1D Aggradation and Degradation of Rivers: Normal Flow Assumption

  • Illustration of calculation of aggradation and degradation of a river reach using the normal flow approximation (Source)
  • Same as RTe-bookAgDegNormal.xls but with extension for calculation of the response to a sudden fault along the reach (Source)

Chapter 16: Morphodynamics of Bedrock-Alluvial Transitions

  • Calculator for aggradation and degradation with a migrating bedrock-alluvial transition at the upstream end (Source)

Chapter 17: Aggradation and Degradation of Rivers Transporting Gravel Mixtures

  • Calculator for aggradation and degradation of sediment mixtures in gravel-bed streams (Source)

Chapter 18: Mobile and Static Armor in Gravel-bed Streams

  • Calculator for aggradation and degradation of sediment mixtures in gravel-bed streams (Source)

Chapter 19: Effect of Hydrograph on Morphology of Gravel-bed Streams

  • Calculator for aggradation and degradation of sediment mixtures in gravel-bed streams subject to cyclic hydrographs (Source)

Chapter 20: Aggradation and Degradation of Rivers: Backwater Formulation

  • Calculator for aggradation and degradation of a river reach using a backwater formulation (Source)

Chapter 21: Response of a Sand-bed River to a Dredge Slot

  • Calculator for backwater curves in sand-bed streams, including the effects of both skin friction and form drag due to skin friction (Source)
  • Calculator for aggradation and degradation of sediment mixtures in gravel-bed streams subject to cyclic hydrographs (Source)

Chapter 22: Morphodynamics of Recirculating and Sediment-Feed Flumes

  • Calculator for approach to equilibrium in recirculating and feed flumes (Source)

Chapter 25: Long Profiles of Rivers, with an Application on the Effect of Base Level Rise on Long Profiles

  • Calculator for approach to equilibrium in recirculating and feed flumes (Source)
  • Calculator for disequilibrium aggradation of a sand-bed river in response to rising base level (Source)

Chapter 26: Rivers Flowing into Subsiding Basins: Upward Concavity of Long Profile and Downstream Fining

  • Calculator for evolution of upward-concave bed profiles in rivers carrying uniform sediment in subsiding basins (Source)
  • Calculator for evolution of upward-concave bed profiles in rivers carrying sediment mixtures in subsiding basins (Source)

Chapter 27: Morphodynamics of Gravel-Sand Transitions

  • Calculator for evolution of long profile of river with a migrating gravel-sand transition and subject to subsidence or base level rise (Source)

Chapter 30: Bedrock Incision due to Wear (Abrasion)

  • Calculator for evolution of long profile of a river incising due to wear in an uplifting basin (Source)

Chapter 33: Modeling of Fluvial Fans and Bajadas in Subsiding Basins

  • Calculator for evolution of profiles of fans in subsiding basins (Source)

Chapter 34: Morphodynamics of Rivers Ending In 1D Deltas

  • Calculator for evolution of long profile of a river ending in a 1D migrating delta, using a backwater formulation (Source)
  • Calculator for evolution of long profile of a river ending in a 1D migrating delta, using the normal flow approximation (Source)