Movie:Braided Stream Morphology


Information Page: Braided Stream Morphology

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Key Attributes

Domain: terrestrial
Keywords: stream channel
Keywords: fluvial
Keywords: morphology
Model name: Animation model name
Name: Chris, Paola
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When: -

Short Description

Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Under graduate (13-16)

Statement: Braided Stream Morphology

Abstract: This movie shows a small part of experiment XES 99-1 on braided streams. The basin in this experiment is 3 meters wide and 6 meters long. Sediment and water enter the basin from four input sites at the top of the basin. The auto cyclic events present in the movie are labeled. They include avulsion, lateral sweeping, channel expansion events, bar migration and nickpoint retreat.


Braided steams can occur in drainage basins that have high sediment content and/or in river environments that rapidly change channel depth and thus velocity such as alluvial fans, river deltas and peneplains.



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