Model:Morphodynamic gravel bed


Morphodynamic gravel bed


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Model type Single
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Spatial dimensions 1D
Spatial extent Reach-Scale
Model domain Terrestrial
One-line model description Morphodynamic evolution of gravel bed rivers
Extended model description This model accounts for the bed evolution i.e. aggradation/degradation and grain size distribution of surface material in gravel bed rivers under anthropogenic changes such as dam closure and sediment augmentation. This model is developed for an alpine gravel bed river located in SE France (Buech river).

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Name Sadegh Jafarinik
Type of contact Model developer
Institute / Organization Arcadis, Inc
Postal address 1 100 E Campus View Blvd #230
Postal address 2
Town / City Columbus
Postal code 43235
State Ohio
Country United States
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Code optimized Single Processor
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Start year development 2018
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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Program license type GPL v3
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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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Describe key physical parameters and equations [[Describe key physical parameters::Main equations used in the model:

- Normal flow Manning-Strickler relation - General conservation of mass relation - Grain size specific conservation of mass relation -Wilcock and Crowe [2003] bedload relation]]

Describe length scale and resolution constraints It's a reach scale. It is applied to 30km downstream of the Buech river. However, if dx is changed upward/downward, the time step should be adjusted.
Describe time scale and resolution constraints It is applied for 90 years. The time step is ~0.7 days.
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Is there a manual available? Yes
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OpenMI compliant No but possible
BMI compliant No but possible
WMT component No but possible
PyMT component No but possible
Is this a data component No
DOI model 10.5281/zenodo.5007003
For model version 1.0
Year version submitted 2021
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