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High Resolution Flow Modelling in Hydrology and Geomorphology



High Resolution Flow Modelling in Hydrology and Geomorphology

Paul D. Bates, Stuart N. Lane

ISBN: 978-0-471-97875-6 August 2000 380 Pages

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Looks at exciting developments in sophisticated numerical analysis techniques in the environmental sciences illustrating the application scope for such techniques.
High resolution hydraulic modelling is becoming accepted as a standard research methodology by hydrologists, geomorphologists and engineers. As a consequence of the development of process understanding, numerical analysis techniques and computer power, there is now enormous potential to connect complex flow processes to the landforms they create in a rigorous, quantitative manner that has not hitherto, been possible.
This volume provides an integrated coverage of this topic, outlining major research developments that have taken place. It begins with an introductory chapter on hydraulic theory, and then concentrates on high dimensional and high resolution approaches, detailing current research debates in hydraulic modelling. There is comprehensive coverage of application scope for such techniques including flow development, sediment transport, pollutant transport, catchment hydrology and landform development.
This readable and accessible book provides an introduction to geomorphology students attempting to familiarise themselves with these exciting developments and also gives researchers invaluable articles illustrating the scope for high resolution hydraulic modelling and the fundamental scientific and philosophical problems raised.


1. Hydraulic modelling in hydrology and geomorphology: a review of high resolution approaches

2. Modelling wetting and drying effects over complex topography

3. The 2-D transport module SUBIEF: applications to sediment transport and water quality processes

4. Using lagrangian particle saltation observations for bedload sediment transport modelling


5. High resolution two-dimensional spatial modelling of flow processes in a multi-thread channel

6. Numerical modelling of separated flow in river bends: model testing and experimental investigation of geometric controls on the extent of flow separation at the concave bank

7. Investigation of controls on secondary circulation in a simple confluence geometry using a three-dimensional model

8. Flood routing based on diffusion wave equation using mixing cell method

9. Investigating two-dimensional, finite element predictions of flood plain inundation using fractal generated topography

10. Integrating remote sensing observations of flood hydrology and hydraulic modelling


11. An integrated physically-based model for arid region flash flood prediction capable of simulating dynamic transmission loss

12. Modelling the spatial variability in floodplain soil contamination during flood events to improve chemical mass balance estimates.

13. Kinematic wave modelling of vertical movement of snowmelt water through a snowpack

14. Kinematic wave modelling of saturated basal flow in a snowpack

15. The introduction of runoff routing into large-scale hydrological models


16. Numerical Modelling of floodplain hydraulics and suspended sediment transport and deposition

17. Modelling with adjustment in straight alluvial channels

18. Morphological modelling of rivers with erodible banks