1st Edition

River, Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics. RCEM 2009, Two Volume Set

    Coastal, estuarine, fluvial and submarine morphodynamics encompass some of the leading processes shaping our planet. They stem mainly, but not only, from the interaction of water in motion and movable sediment boundaries, resulting in morphological changes produced by erosion, transport and deposition of sediments that generate a variety of landscapes and seascapes over time. Morphodynamics allows for a better understanding and interpretation of self adjustments in drainage basins, longitudinal river profiles and shorelines shapes, as well as characteristic features such as beach cusps, bed forms such as dunes, and channel patterns. This collection of about 150 contributions should be invaluable to wetland ecologists, fish biologists, engineers, geomorphologists, fluvial engineers, coastal scientists , as well as to scientists interested in processes responsible for earth-surface landscape evolution.


    River and coastal morphodynamics, theory and observations
    Morphodynamic models: An overview  
    J.P.M. Syvitski, R.L. Slingerland, P. Burgess, E. Meiburg, A.B. Murray, P. Wiberg, G. Tucker & A.A. Voinov

    A simple river meandering model  
    B. Massé

    Analysis of river planform geometry with wavelets: Application to the Mahakam River reveals geographical zoning 
    L.P.A. van Gerven & A.J.F. Hoitink

    Merging of RVR Meander with CONCEPTS: Simplified 2D model for long-term meander evolution  
    D. Motta, J.D. Abad, E.J. Langendoen & M.H. Garcia

    Morphological evolution of the Middle Loire River (France): Definition of geomorphic homogeneous river reaches 
    A. Latapie, B. Camenen, A. Paquier, S. Rodrigues, F. Moatar & J.-P. Bouchard

    Process-product relationships in a large river: The Río Paraná, Argentina  
    D.R. Parsons, M.L. Amsler, R.N. Szupiany, P.J. Ashworth, J.L. Best, R.J. Hardy, S.N. Lane, A.P. Nicholas, O. Orfeo, G.H. Sambrook Smith, A.J.H. Reesink & S. Sandbach

    Analytical, experimental, and numerical models of knickpoint migration  
    M. Bellal, H. Capart, S. Soares-Frazão & Y. Zech

    Formation of standing waves in a mountain river and its consequences on gravel bar morphodynamics  
    B. Camenen, V. Dugué, S. Proust, J. Le Coz & A. Paquier

    Mathematical modeling for incision and width changes caused by gravel mining  
    C. Ferrer-Boix & J.P. Martín-Vide

    Wave and current interaction on a submarine sandpit  
    A. Marini, G. Antronaco, R.E. Musumeci, E. Foti & C. Faraci

    Experimental observations on the retreat of non-cohesive river banks  
    L. Nardi, M. Rinaldi & L. Solari

    Modelling bank retreat in a single river bend  
    S. Francalanci, M. Rinaldi, L. Solari & L. Nardi

    Analysis of failure in retrograde erosion  
    R. Schiava, F. Moya Cocco, G. Etse & R.A. Schiava

    River and coastal morphodynamics, theory and observations

    Steady, uniform bend flow over an erodible bed with transverse bedload flux: A window to the process of meander migration  
    G. Parker, E.C. Eke & Y. Shimizu
    Bed morphology in Kinoshita meandering channels  
    J.D. Abad, M.H. Garcia & G. Parker

    Evaluation of the flood effect on the morphology of a braided reach of the Tagliamento River, Italy  
    W. Bertoldi, L. Zanoni & M. Tubino

    Major hydrological changes and bank erosion in the lower São Francisco river,Brazil, as a consequence of dams  
    L.C.S. Fontes, E. Latrubesse, F.S.R. Holanda & S. Aquino

    Tension between navigation, maintenance and safety calls for an integrated planning of flood protection measures  
    H. Havinga, R.M.J. Schielen & S. van Vuren

    Interpreting the dynamics of a northern California rivermouth using a multi-decadal dataset  
    D.K. Behrens, F.A. Bombardelli, J.L. Largier & E. Twohy

    Influence of bottom friction formulation on the initial formation of channels in a short tidal embayment 
    M.C. ter Brake & H.M. Schuttelaars

    Morphodynamic processes in shallow estuaries: Influence of tidal flats and channels on sand transport 
    P.E. Robins & A.G. Davies

    Channel migration in a small tidal inlet  
    M. van der Vegt, P. Hoekstra & S.P. Van Puijvelde

    Large scale shoreline sand waves and beach nourishments  
    A. Falqués, N. van den Berg, F. Ribas & R. Garnier

    Reproduction of flow over sand waves using the variation principle  
    K. Nakayama, Y. Sugawara, Y. Maruya, Y. Yonome, D. Horimatsu & T. Kakinuma

    Stationary equilibrium and linear behavior of alluvial channel flow in relation to bedload transport capacity  
    H.Q. Huang

    Linear stability analysis of channelization by seepage erosion  
    A. Pornprommin & N. Izumi

    Earth observatories and planetary morphodynamics Argentine space program 
    L.A. Frulla

    Planetary morphodynamics: Scaling and interpreting sedimentary processes from Earth to Mars and Titan
    A.D. Howard

    Sediment transport processes in rivers, estuaries and coasts
    A comparison between flume and field bedload transport data  
    A. Recking

    Suspended-load versus bed-load streams: Classification and geometry  
    G.V. Wilkerson & G. Parker

    Investigating the trends of import and export of sediment in the Western Scheldt estuary,The Netherlands—by a process-based model 
    K.W. Ofori, M. van der Wegen, J.A. Roelvink & J. de Ronde

    Geomorphology and sediment dynamics of the middle reach of the Bahía Blanca  
    G.M.E. Perillo, E.A. Gómez, D.G. Cuadrado, E. Alberdi, A. Vitale & M.C. Piccolo
    Difficulties of the suspended sediment transport modeling in the coastal zone  
    R.D. Kosyan, B.V. Divinsky & C.E. Vincent

    Experiments and analytical solution for a prograding wedge-shaped deposit produced by turbidity currents transporting gravel mixtures  
    B. Spinewine, O.E. Sequeiros, T. Sun & G. Parker

    Degradation processes in marly sediment transport  
    C. Le Bouteiller, F. Naaïm, N. Mathys & J. Lavé

    Study on open channel flow with a submerged structure  
    R. Akahori, Y. Matsuo & S. Ikeda

    Biphasic approach to model river bed transient scour  
    V. Medina & A. Bateman

    Is steady sediment transport possible in graded sediments?  
    M. Roca & R. Bettess

    Sediment transport and morphology in a tropical Australian catchment  
    S. Patil & E.M. Valentine

    Re-establishing sediment transport in the Upper Rhine River downstream of the Kembs dam:Use of a scale physical model  
    K. El kadi Abderrezzak, J.-P. Bouchard & M. Jodeau

    Sediment transport calculation using the Ackers-White method in river with compound cross-section  
    Z. Meyer, R. Coufal & T. Zawadzki

    Simulation of armoring process in river bed  
    M. Khezriyan, M.R.M. Tabatabai & S.S. Mousavi Nadooshani

    Suspended sediment concentration rating curves along a sand-bed river  
    G. Gilja, D. Beki´c & D. Oskoruš

    Morphodynamics of alluvial plains, river mouths, deltas and tidal channels
    Tidal morphodynamics 
    G. Seminara

    Long-term, morphodynamic modeling of equilibrium in an alluvial tidal basin using a process-based approach  
    M. van der Wegen, Z.B. Wang, I. Townend, H.H.G. Savenije & J.A. Roelvink

    On the theoretical basis of O’Brien-Jarret-Marchi law for tidal inlets and tidal channels  
    N. Tambroni & G. Seminara

    Experimental observations of the morphodynamic evolution of a tidal channel flanked laterally by tidal flats  
    M. De Rinaldis, P.K. Humbsch, N. Tambroni & G. Seminara

    Self-channelization on laboratory subaqueous fans with a break in slope: Implications for fan growth pattern
    R.L. Fernandez, A. Cantelli, C. Pirmez & G. Parker

    Channel pattern arrangement along argentinian fans and mega-fans of the Chaco plain, central South America 
    E.D. Cafaro, E. Latrubesse, C.G. Ramonell & M.D. Montagnini

    Erosional power and morphodynamic tendencies in the Fly River Delta, Papua New Guinea  
    A. Canestrelli, A. Defina, S. Lanzoni & S. Fagherazzi

    Hydrodynamic properties of delta vegetation in the context of 3D numerical modelling  
    P. Zinke
    Sand transport at the delta front of the Fraser River, British Columbia  
    P.V. Villard & C. Christie

    A conceptual model for sediment transport in the Inner Plata River  
    A. Menéndez, M. Re, A. Sarubbi & P. García

    Sediment transport in the Ebro Delta Shelf, a modelling approach  
    J. Fernández, V. Gracia, M. Espino, A. Sánchez-Arcilla & G. Jordà

    Bank migration at the Amazon mouth  
    R.D. Fernandes, S.B. Vinzon, Z.B. Wang & H. de Vriend

    The impressive case of the uncontrolled diversion of the Patía River at its delta and the social and environmental consequences  
    A. Bateman Pinzón, V.M. Iglesias, A.M. Colilles, A.D. Loaiza, C. Puig & W.G. Blandón

    Morphodynamics of flow-sediment-structure interaction and flow pattern visualization Vortex dynamics in shallow flows  
    G.H. Jirka & D.-G. Seol

    Turbulent characteristics and Lagrangian Coherent Structures (LCS) in uniform compound channels  
    A. Stocchino, G. Besio & M. Brocchini

    Experimental observation of horizontal coherent turbulent structures in a straight flume  
    D. Termini & V. Sammartano

    Shallow flow visualization and coherent structures around a single groyne  
    E. Kojima, A. Kadota & K. Suzuki

    Riverbed configuration around a permeable groyne of stone gabion  
    A. Kadota, H. Muraoka & K. Suzuki

    Hydrodynamics of submerged groynes flow fields for two aspect ratios  
    W. Brevis, G.H. Jirka & Y. Nino

    Empirical estimation of maximum scour depth downstream bed sills  
    D. Termini

    Investigation of the bottom scours near to underwater hydraulic engineering constructions  
    B.V. Divinsky, R.D. Kosyan & V.N. Antipov

    Local erosion at bridge pile groups  
    P.D. Spalletti, M. Tomá, J.D. Brea & M. Raggesi

    Experimental study of flow characteristics and bed deformation around riprap works placed on a flat river bed 
    M. Nomura, K. Kanda & M. Watanabe

    An experiment on overflow-induced cross-levee breach at the Chiyoda Experimental Channel  
    T. Shimada, Y. Watanabe, H. Yokoyama & T. Tsuji

    Scour volumes downstream of positive-step stilling basins  
    G. Oliveto & V. Comuniello

    Experimental study on control of scour due to submerged horizontal jets by using an apron  
    A. Mehboudi, J. Attari, M. Saneie & M.R.M. Tabatabai

    Velocity distribution around the low cost structures named bandalling for river bank erosion protection 
    Md.L. Rahman, B.C. Basak & Md.S. Osman

    Real-time measurements of bathymetric changes in the surf and swash zones  
    G. Arnaud, M. Mory, S. Abadie & M. Cassen
    An investigation of the effect of air content on the transmission of wave-induced pore pressure inside a sandy bed  
    H. Michallet, I. Piedra-Cueva & M. Mory


    Eco-hydraulics and biogeomorphology

    Fish movement and habitat in large rivers: Synthesis of fluvial geomorphology, fluid dynamics, biogeochemical cycling, and fish biology  
    J.M. Nestler, R.A. Goodwin, D.L. Smith, C.R.M. Baigún & N.O. Oldani

    The importance of being coupled: Stable states, transitions and responses to changing forcings in tidal bio-morphodynamics  
    M. Marani, A. D’Alpaos, C. Da Lio, L. Carniello, S. Lanzoni & A. Rinaldo

    Modeling the erosion of Macoma balthica affected mud beds  
    B.C. van Prooijen & F. Montserrat

    Relation between sand bar formation and the habitat of ‘‘Kamogawa Chidori’’ in the Kamo River, Kyoto 
    A. Saif, T. Hosoda, S. Onda & R. Shigemitsu

    Influence of hydraulic conditions on the distribution of benthic macro invertebrates in large rivers. Morphological adaptations to flow.
    M.C.M. Blettler, I. Ezcurra de Drago & M.L. Amsler

    Coastal bio-geomorphology modeling: Linking processes and scales  
    Y.E. Qinghua, J.A. Roelvink, H.R.A. Jagers, L. Postma & J.K.L. Van Beek

    Bio-geomorphological interactions in sandwave migration  
    B.W. Borsje, M.C. Buijsman, G. Besio, S.J.M.H. Hulscher, P.M.J. Herman & H. Ridderinkhof

    Combining morphodynamic and physical habitat models  
    G.A.M. Almeida & J.F. Rodríguez

    Measurements and modelling of the effects of seagrass meadows on flow and sediment transport in the Bay of l’Ecluse, Dinard, France  
    J.T. Dijkstra

    Single-thread channels as the result of localized erosion and deposition driven by vegetation  
    M. Tal, C. Narteau & D. Jerolmack

    Mobile bed experiments in a reduced scale model of a sand bed stream with bank vegetation  
    S. Gorrick & J.F. Rodríguez

    Evaluation of resuspension due to density currents in Flix Reservoir (Spain)  
    A. Herrero, V. Medina & A. Bateman

    Coastal pollution studies on the Río de La Plata Estuary  
    R.V. Petroni & M.C. Norman

    Morphodynamics of sediment-water interfaces 1

    Numerical modeling of bedforms and channel geometry under unsteady discharge with uniform and non-uniform sediment transport  
    Y. Shimizu

    Computations of suspended sediment transport in meandering channels using depth-averaged models with effect of secondary currents  
    I. Kimura, S. Onda, T. Hosoda, Y. Shimizu & K. Hagiwara
    Prediction of evolution process in free meandering rivers using 2D numerical model considering slump blocks and inner bank deposition  
    K.P. Dulal, Y. Kondo, I. Kimura, Y. Shimizu & G. Parker

    Study on initial evolution process of tidal creek network  
    T. Iwasaki, Y. Shimizu & I. Kimura

    Experiments on bed form development and transition process under varying discharge  
    A. Toyama, S. Yamaguchi, Y. Shimizu, I. Kimura & S. Giri

    Validation of numerical model for sand dune dynamics of nonuniform sediment  
    W. Thaisiam, Y. Shimizu & I. Kimura

    Significance of bed slope effect and non-equilibrium sediment transport on bed form evolution process: A numerical analysis using detailed hydrodynamics  
    S. Yamaguchi, Y. Shimizu, I. Kimura & S. Giri

    DEM-RANS coupling approach for predicting step length of bedload on dune  
    S. Kon, Y. Shimizu, I. Kimura & S. Yamaguchi

    Integrating computational models for bedform development with reach-scale multidimensional flow and morphodynamics models in rivers  
    J.M. Nelson, Y. Shimizu, R.R. McDonald & B.L. Logan

    Sediment transport field over dunes  
    S.R. McLean, L. Gary & J.M. Nelson

    Weakly nonlinear dynamics of dunes  
    M. Colombini, A. Stocchino & R. Schielen

    The formation of small-scale fluvial bedforms with active suspended sediment transport  
    Y. Nakasato & N. Izumi

    The formation of dunes in closed conduits  
    T. Hiratsuka, N. Izumi & Y. Seki

    Measuring tidal hydrodynamics and bedform evolution in the Dee estuary  
    R. Bolaños, A. Souza, P. Bell & J. Malarkey

    Dynamics of a submarine dunes field  
    E.A. Gómez, D.G. Cuadrado, J.O. Pierini & L.A. Raniolo

    Numerical simulation of transition processes of dunes under unsteady flow conditions using a depth averaged flow model  
    S. Onda, T. Hosoda & Y. Ishibashi

    Morphodynamics of sediment-water interfaces 2

    Coupling the dynamics of channel width and curvature in meandering rivers: A perspective on fluvial patterns 
    G. Zolezzi, R. Luchi & M. Tubino

    Experimental study on channel formation in low flow conditions on bars created in high flow conditions 
    Y. Watanabe & T. Masumoto

    Influence of sediment-supply condition on bar morphology, gravel river in Japan  
    A. Mizoguchi & T. Tsujimoto

    Intrinsic steady alternate bars in alluvial channels. Part 1: Experimental observations and numerical tests  
    A. Crosato & F.B. Desta

    Intrinsic steady alternate bars in alluvial channels. Part 2: Theoretical analysis  
    E. Mosselman

    Experimental study on the formation of alternate bars with fixed and loose banks  
    A. Carrasco-Milian, C.A. Vionnet & E.M. Valentine

    Tide-controlled variations of primary- and secondary-bedform height: Innenjade tidal channel (Jade Bay, German Bight)  
    V.B. Ernstsen, C. Winter, M. Becker & J. Bartholdy

    Morphology of ripples under oscillatory flow  
    F. Pedocchi & M.H. García

    Exploratory experiments on ripple morphology under combined flows  
    M.M. Perillo, F. Pedocchi, J.L. Best & M.H. García

    Topography of ripples generated by combined waves and currents and surrounding water movement analyzed by PIV  
    M. Yokokawa, K. Ohki, T. Sekiguchi & T. Takagawa

    Modelling fine sediment transport over an immobile gravel bed: The role of near-bed spatial heterogeneities 
    C. Pellachini & G. Zolezzi

    Bed-load transport equation for sand bed rivers based on statistical parameters  
    B. Ettmer, J. Aberle, M. Henning & B. Hentschel

    An experimental investigation about bedload sheets: The mechanisms involved in their generation and migration for a sediment feed and a recirculating flume  
    V. Bacchi, A. Recking, P. Frey & M. Naaim

    Experimental study on formative conditions of hummocky bedforms  
    T. Takagawa & F. Masuda

    Experiments on bedforms created by density currents  
    J.J. Fedele, C. Guentzel & D. Hoyal

    Preliminary results in the San Blas submarine morphology (Argentina)  
    D.G. Cuadrado, E.A. Gómez & L.A. Raniolo

    An analytically-based form drag model for river dunes  
    C.F. Van der Mark, A. Blom, W.S.J. Uijttewaal, S.J.M.H. Hulscher & H.W.M. Hoeijmakers

    Bed deformation analysis considering uprooting of trees during floods  
    M. Kuwahara, Y. Asami, Y. Morishita, H. Takebayashi & T. Okabe

    Computational morphodynamics

    Meandering: Field experiments, laboratory experiments and numerical modeling  
    K. Blanckaert, I. Schnauder, A. Sukhodolov, W. van Balen & W.S.J. Uijttewaal

    Morphodynamic modelling of rivers under supply-limited conditions  
    A.P. Tuijnder, J.S. Ribberink & S.J.M.H. Hulscher

    High resolution three dimensional modeling of river eddy sandbars, Grand Canyon, USA  
    K. Sloff, S. Wright & M. Kaplinski

    Performance of sediment transport capacity formulas in numerical modelling of dam break flows over movable beds  
    K. El kadi Abderrezzak & A. Paquier

    Effect of bed friction on morphodynamic modelling: Application to the central part of the Gironde estuary 
    C. Villaret, J.M. Hervouet, N. Huybrechts, L.A. Van & A.G. Davies

    Simulation of wind waves in shallow microtidal basins: Application to the Venice Lagoon, Italy 
    L. Carniello, A. Defina & A. D’Alpaos

    Effect of different sediment mixtures on the long-term morphological simulation of tidal basins  
    A. Dastgheib & J.A. Roelvink

    Initial modeling of large-scale rocky coastline evolution  
    A.B. Murray, P. Limber & R. Littlewood

    Stochastic modelling of the coastline position along the Holland Coast (The Netherlands)  
    C. Brière & H.F.P. Van den Boogaard

    High resolution long term morphological model of the northern part of the Holland Coast and Texel Inlet 
    G. Dam, A.J. Bliek & G. Nederbragt

    Morphological modelling of intertidal profiles in estuaries with strong tidal currents  
    K. Rossington, R.J.S. Whitehouse & J.R. Spearman

    Modelling and observations of a shoreface nourishment at Egmond (The Netherlands)  
    A. Giardino, J. van der Werf, M. van Ormondt, C. Brière & D.J. Walstra

    Detailed morphodynamic simulations of shoreface nourishment scenarios  
    J. van der Werf, A. Giardino, M. van Ormondt, D.J. Walstra & G. Ramaekers

    Producing CSDMS-compliant morphodynamic code to share with the RCEM community
    E.W.H. Hutton, J.P.M. Syvitski & S.D. Peckham

    Exact solutions for unsteady 1D shallow water flow over mobile bed  
    A. Serrano-Pacheco, J. Murillo & P. García-Navarro

    Simulation of subaqueous dunes using detailed hydrodynamics  
    M. Nabi, H.J. de Vriend, E. Mosselman, C.J. Sloff & Y. Shimizu

    Validation of a bank-failure operator coupled to a 2D dam-break flow model  
    C. Swartenbroekx, S. Soares-Frazão, R. Staquet & Y. Zech

    Experimental and numerical investigation of river channel processes with bank erosion in steep curved channel
    T. Arimitsu, K. Ooe, S. Onda, T. Hosoda & H. Shirai

    Zoning for hydraulic impact studies on the coastal zone of the Plata River  
    M. Re, E. Lecertúa, P. García & A. Menéndez

    Determination of roughness coefficient in floodplains using Landsat images: The case of the Salado River lower basin (Argentina)  
    F. Bodoira, A. Trento & S. Graciani

    Hydroacustic measurements of flow, sediment transport and morphology

    The Rio Negro and Rio Solimões confluence point – hydrometric observations during the 2006/2007 cycle  
    N. Filizola, N. Spínola, W. Arruda, F. Seyler, S. Calmant & J. Silva

    Velocity mapping in the lower Congo river: A first look at the unique bathymetry and hydrodynamics of Bulu Reach, West Central Africa  
    P.R. Jackson, K.A. Oberg, N. Gardiner & J. Shelton

    Temporal characteristics of coherent flow structures generated over alluvial sand dunes,Mississippi River, revealed by acoustic Doppler current profiling and multibeam echo sounding  
    J.A. Czuba, K.A. Oberg, J.L. Best, D.R. Parsons, S.M. Simmons, K.K. Johnson & C. Malzone

    Measuring the super-elevation phenomena in coincidence with secondary currents induced by centrifugal effects 
    L. Tarrab, M.G. Gallego, M.I. Morell, C.J. Ocampo & C.A. Vionnet
    Fluidodynamic processes related to the sediments transport in the estuary of the Quequén Grande River, Argentina
    M.G. Pereyra, G.L. Lastra, B.M. Marino, L.P. Thomas, E. Alberdi & G.M.E. Perillo

    Flow and suspended sediment dynamics at two large braid-bar bifurcations  
    R.N. Szupiany, J. Hernandez & M.L. Amsler

    Estimating suspended solids concentrations from Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler measurements on the coast of Montevideo, Uruguay  
    D. Bellón & I. Piedra-Cueva

    Estimation of sediment particle velocities in sheet flow: Cross-correlation and wavelet analysis  
    T. Abreu, M.J. Franca, P.A. Silva & F. Sancho

    Sheet flow layer structure under oscillatory flows
    P.A. Silva, T. Abreu, H. Michallet, D. Hurther & F. Sancho

    Flow pattern visualization and erosion estimation at a bend along the braided Jamuna river  
    M.N. Uddin & Md.M. Rahman

    Currents measurements in the coast of Montevideo, Uruguay  
    M. Fossati, D. Bellón, E. Lorenzo & I. Piedra-Cueva


    C.A. Vionnet, Water Science and Engineering Faculty – FICH, Universidad Nacional del Litoral – UNL & CONICET, Santa Fe, Argentina. M.H. Garcia, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA & UNL, Santa Fe, Argentina. E.M. Latrubesse, Centro de Investigaciones Geológicas-CIG-LATYR, Universidad Nacional de La Plata & CONICET, La Plata, Argentina. G.M.E. Perillo, CONICET-Instituto Argentino de Oceanografía and Departamento de Geología, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Bahia Blanca, Argentina.