Calculator for evolution of long profile of river with a migrating gravel-sand transition and subject to subsidence or base level rise.

bed evolutionsubsidefluvial morphodynamics



Initial contribute: 2021-09-13


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Application-focused categoriesIntegrated-perspectiveRegional scale
Method-focused categoriesProcess-perspectivePhysical process calculation

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This model calculates the long profile of a river with a gravel-sand transition. The model uses two grain sizes: size Dg for gravel and size Ds for sand. The river is assumed to be in flood for the fraction of time Ifg for the gravel-bed reach and fraction Ifs for the sand-bed reach. All sediment transport is assumed to take place when the river is in flood.

Gravel transport is computed using the Parker (1979) approximation of the Einstein (1950) bedload transport relation. Sand transport is computed using the total bed material transport relation of Engelund and Hansen (1967).

In this simple model the gravel is not allowed to abrade. Both the gravel-bed and sand-bed reaches carry the same flood discharge Qbf.

Gravel is transported as bed material in, and deposits only in the gravel-bed reach. A small residual of gravel load is incorporated into the sand at the gravel-sand transition. Sand is transported as washload in the gravel-bed reach, and as bed material load in the sand-bed reach.

The model allows for depositional widths Bdgrav and Bdsand that are wider than the corresponding bankfull channel widths Bgrav and Bsand of the gravel-bed and sand-bed channels. As the channel aggrades, it is assumed to migrate and avulse to deposit sediment across the entire depositional width. For each unit of gravel deposited in the gravel-bed reach, it is assumed that Lamsg units of sand are deposited. For each unit of sand deposited on the sand-bed reach, it is assumed that Lamms units of mud are deposited.

The gravel-bed reach has sinuosity Omegag and the sand-bed reach has sinuosity Omegas.

Bed resistance is computed through the use of two specified constant Chezy resistance coefficients; Czg for the gravel-bed reach and Czs for the sand-bed reach.



Gary Parker (2021). GravelSandTransition, Model Item, OpenGMS,


Initial contribute : 2021-09-13



University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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