A sediment fluxes investigation for the 2-D modelling of large river morphodynamics

Authors
Guerrero, Massimo; Latosinski, Francisco Guillermo; Nones, Michael; Szupiany, Ricardo Nicolas; Re, Mariano; Gaeta, Maria Gabriella
Publication Year
2015
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
A complete understanding of alluvial-bed dynamics is desirable for evaluating a variety of issues related to water resources. Sediment fluxes were investigated in a bifurcation of the large Parana River near Rosario, Argentina. The backscatter estimations from the Doppler profilers provided the suspended load of the sediment forming the riverbed. An echo-sounder was applied to track the dunes yielding the bed-load estimation. Aiming to show the usefulness of the recorded data, a 2-D numerical code was applied to the 10-km long and 2-km wide Rosario reach. The morphodynamic module was un-coupled from the hydrodynamics assessment, which enabled the long-term prediction of the river morphology accounting for the hydrological yearly variation with a quasi-steady approach. Numerical experiments were performed to test the sensitivity of the hydrodynamic model to the computational time-step and mesh size, to test the un-coupling scheme performance regarding the full-dynamic modelling, to test the accuracy of the sediment transport formulae based on the field evidence and, finally, to provide guidance to properly fix the model parameters.
Fil: Guerrero, Massimo. Universidad de Bologna; Italia
Fil: Latosinski, Francisco Guillermo. Universidad Nacional del Litoral. Facultad de Ingeniería y Ciencias Hídricas; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Santa Fe; Argentina
Fil: Nones, Michael. Universita Di Bologna; Italia
Fil: Szupiany, Ricardo Nicolas. Universidad Nacional del Litoral. Facultad de Ingeniería y Ciencias Hídricas. Departamento de Hidráulica; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Santa Fe; Argentina
Fil: Re, Mariano. Ministerio del Interior, Obras Públicas y Vivienda. Secretaría de Obras Públicas. Subsecretaría de Recursos Hídricos. Instituto Nacional del Agua y del Ambiente (Ezeiza); Argentina
Fil: Gaeta, Maria Gabriella. Universita Di Bologna; Italia
Subject
Parana River
ADCP
Dune-tracking
2-D modelling
River morphodynamics
sediment transport calibration
Meteorología y Ciencias Atmosféricas
Ciencias de la Tierra y relacionadas con el Medio Ambiente
CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS
Access level
Restricted access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/44696