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High Resolution Flow Modelling in Hydrology and Geomorphology. Advances in Hydrological Processes

  • ID: 2181576
  • Book
  • February 2000
  • Region: Global
  • 380 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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High resolution hydraulic modelling is becoming accepted as a standard research methodology by hydrologists, geomorphologists and engineers. Recent advances in process understanding, numerical analysis techniques and improvements in available computer power have led to increases in both the space/time resolution and the dimensionality at which fluvial flow problems can be simulated. As a consequence of these developments 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, which has not previously been available either in the mathematical/engineering or environmental literature, and outlines recent major research developments that have taken place in this field. The book begins with an accessible introductory chapter on hydraulic theory. It then concentrates on high dimensional and high resolution approaches, detailing current research debates in hydraulic modelling. There is comprehensive coverage of an application scope for such techniques, including flow development, sediment transport, pollutant transport, catchment hydrology and landform development. This volume is of particular interest to lecturers and postgraduates in Geography, Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mathematics, Earth and Environmental Sciences, as well as to scientists in the public sector and commerce.
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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
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Paul D. Bates
Stuart N. Lane
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