Model:River Network Bed-Material Sediment

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River Network Bed-Material Sediment


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Also known as
Model type Single
Model part of larger framework
Incorporated models or components:
Spatial dimensions 1D
Spatial extent Continental, Regional-Scale, Landscape-Scale, Watershed-Scale
Model domain Terrestrial, Hydrology
One-line model description Bed-material sediment transport and storage dynamics on river networks.
Extended model description Network-based modeling framework of Czuba and Foufoula-Georgiou as applied to bed-material sediment transport.

This code is capable of reproducing the results (with some work by the end user) described in the following publications:

Czuba, J.A., and E. Foufoula-Georgiou (2014), A network-based framework for identifying potential synchronizations and amplifications of sediment delivery in river basins, Water Resources Research, 50(5), 3826–3851, doi:10.1002/2013WR014227.

Czuba, J.A., and E. Foufoula-Georgiou (2015), Dynamic connectivity in a fluvial network for identifying hotspots of geomorphic change, Water Resources Research, 51(3), 1401-1421, doi:10.1002/2014WR016139.

Gran, K.B., and J.A. Czuba, (2017), Sediment pulse evolution and the role of network structure, Geomorphology, 277, 17-30, doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2015.12.015.

Czuba, J.A., E. Foufoula-Georgiou, K.B. Gran, P. Belmont, and P.R. Wilcock (2017), Interplay between spatially-explicit sediment sourcing, hierarchical river-network structure, and in-channel bed-material sediment transport and storage dynamics, Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface, 122(5), 1090-1120, doi:10.1002/2016JF003965.

As of 20 March 2019, additional model codes were added to the repository in the folder "Gravel_Bed_Dynamics" that extend the model to gravel bed dynamics. The new methods for gravel bed dynamics are described in:

Czuba, J.A. (2018), A Lagrangian framework for exploring complexities of mixed-size sediment transport in gravel-bedded river networks, Geomorphology, 321, 146-152, doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2018.08.031.

And an application to Clear Creek/Tushar Mountains in Utah is described in:

Murphy, B.P., J.A. Czuba, and P. Belmont (2019), Post-wildfire sediment cascades: a modeling framework linking debris flow generation and network-scale sediment routing, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 44(11), 2126-2140, doi:10.1002/esp.4635.

Note: the application code and data files for Murphy et al., 2019 are included in the repository as example files.

As of 24 September 2020, this code has largely been converted to Python and has been incorporated into Landlab version 2.2 as the NetworkSedimentTransporter. See:

Pfeiffer, A.M., K.R. Barnhart, J.A. Czuba, and E.W.H. Hutton (2020), NetworkSedimentTransporter: A Landlab component for bed material transport through river networks, Journal of Open Source Software, 5(53), 2341, doi:10.21105/joss.02341.

This initial release is the core code, but development is ongoing to make the data preprocessing, model interface, and exploration of model results more user friendly. All future developments will be in the Landlab/Python version of the code instead of this Matlab version.

Keywords:

River network, sediment transport,


First name Jonathan
Last name Czuba
Type of contact Model developer
Institute / Organization Virginia Tech
Postal address 1
Postal address 2
Town / City Blacksburg
Postal code 24061
State Virginia
Country United States
Email address jon.czuba@gmail.com
Phone
Fax


Supported platforms Windows
Other platform
Programming language Matlab
Other program language
Code optimized
Multiple processors implemented
Nr of distributed processors
Nr of shared processors
Start year development 2012
Does model development still take place? Yes
If above answer is no, provide end year model development
Code development status As is, no updates are provided
When did you indicate the 'code development status'? 2020
Model availability As code, As teaching tool
Source code availability
(Or provide future intension)
Through CSDMS repository
Source web address
Source csdms web address https://github.com/csdms-contrib/River-Network-Bed-Material-Sediment
Program license type GPL v3
Program license type other
Memory requirements
Typical run time


Describe input parameters Minimum requirements include a river network with link id, downstream link id, upstream drainage area, link length, and link slope. All of these are attributes are included as part of the National Hydrography Dataset Version 2 Plus (NHDV2Plus).
Input format
Other input format
Describe output parameters See results of related publications by J. A. Czuba.
Output format
Other output format
Pre-processing software needed? No
Describe pre-processing software
Post-processing software needed? No
Describe post-processing software
Visualization software needed? No
If above answer is yes
Other visualization software


Describe processes represented by the model Bed-material sediment transport and storage on a river network.
Describe key physical parameters and equations See readme file with the source file download or related publications by J. A. Czuba.
Describe length scale and resolution constraints The river network is composed of links, defined as a segment of river channel between tributaries, but can be made smaller if desired. Generally each link has a length on the order of a few kilometers.
Describe time scale and resolution constraints Limited by computational resources.
Describe any numerical limitations and issues See related publications by J. A. Czuba.


Describe available calibration data sets An application dataset for the Minnesota River Basin and Clear Creek/Tushar Mountains is included as part of the source file download.
Upload calibration data sets if available:
Describe available test data sets
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Describe ideal data for testing


Do you have current or future plans for collaborating with other researchers?
Is there a manual available? No
Upload manual if available:
Model website if any
Model forum / discussion board A readme file is included along with the source file download.
Comments


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OpenMI compliant No but possible
BMI compliant No but possible
WMT component No but possible
PyMT component
Is this a data component
Can be coupled with:
Model info
Citation indices River Network Bed
Nr. of pubs: 6
Citations: 165
h-index: 5
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Citation indices River Network Bed
Nr. of pubs: 6
Citations: 165
h-index: 5



Featured publication(s)YearModel describedType of ReferenceCitations
Czuba, Jonathan A.; Foufoula-Georgiou, Efi; 2015. Dynamic connectivity in a fluvial network for identifying hotspots of geomorphic change. Water Resources Research, 51, 1401–1421. 10.1002/2014WR016139
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2015River Network Bed-Material Sediment
Model overview 55
Czuba, Jonathan A.; Foufoula-Georgiou, Efi; 2014. A network-based framework for identifying potential synchronizations and amplifications of sediment delivery in river basins. Water Resources Research, 50, 3826–3851. 10.1002/2013WR014227
(View/edit entry)
2014River Network Bed-Material Sediment
Model overview 52
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