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Model type Tool
Model part of larger framework
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Spatial dimensions 1D
Spatial extent Watershed-Scale
Model domain Terrestrial, Hydrology
One-line model description E-book: Illustration of calculation of aggradation and degradation of a river reach using the normal flow approximation; with an extension for calculation of the response to a sudden fault along the reach.
Extended model description This program computes 1D bed variation in rivers due to differential sediment transport in which it is possible to allow the bed to undergo a sudden vertical fault of a specified amount, at a specified place and time. Faulting is realized by moving all notes downstream of the specified point downward by the amount of the faulting.

The sediment is assumed to be uniform with size D. All sediment transport is assumed to occur in a specified fraction of time during which the river is in flood, specified by an intermittency. A Manning-Strickler formulation is used for bed resistance. A generic relation of the general form of that due to Meyer-Peter and Muller is used for sediment transport. The flow is computed using the normal flow approximation.


bed variation, fluvial morphodynamics, fault,

Name Gary Parker
Type of contact Model developer
Institute / Organization University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Postal address 1 205 North Mathews Ave
Postal address 2
Town / City Urbana
Postal code 61801
State Illinois
Country United States
Email address
Phone 217 244-5159

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Linux, Mac OS, Windows
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Code optimized Single Processor
Multiple processors implemented
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Start year development 1990
Does model development still take place? No
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Code development status As is, no updates are provided
When did you indicate the 'code development status'? 2020
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Pre-processing software needed? No
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Post-processing software needed? No
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Visualization software needed? No
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Is there a manual available? No
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Comments More will be filled out soon (10/18/2010)

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OpenMI compliant No but possible
BMI compliant Yes
WMT component No but possible
PyMT component
Is this a data component
DOI model 10.1594/IEDA/100082
For model version 0.1
Year version submitted 2011
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Featured publication(s)YearModel describedType of ReferenceCitations
Parker, G.; 2011. AgDegNormalFault, version 0.1.. , , 10.1594/IEDA/100082
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