Skip to Main Content
Response of a channel with alternate bars to a decrease in supple of mixed-size bedload: A flume experimentAuthor(s): Thomas E. Lisle; Fujiko Iseya; Hiroshi Ikeda
Source: Water Resources Research 29(11): 3623-3629.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
PDF: View PDF (164 KB)
DescriptionThe response of a channel with a topography and modeled bed material size typical of gravel bed rivers to reductions in sediment supply was investigated in a laboratory flume filled and fed with a sand-gravel mixture. After a series of quasi-stationary alternate bars were formed under equilibrium sediment transport, feed rate was reduced in two steps to one third and one tenth the initial rate as discharge was held constant. The primary response following both reductions was an increase in bed surface particle size as a corridor of intensive bed load transport contracted and local transport rates decreased. After the first feed rate reduction, the channel incised by twice the mean water depth, on average, and caused distal bar surfaces to emerge as terracelike features. Bar roughness decreased, and mean boundary shear stress exerted on bed surface particles increased. Little incision occurred after the second feed rate reduction.
- You may send email to email@example.com to request a hard copy of this publication.
- (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
CitationLisle, Thomas E.; Iseya, Fujiko; Ikeda, Hiroshi. 1993. Response of a channel with alternate bars to a decrease in supple of mixed-size bedload: A flume experiment. Water Resources Research 29(11): 3623-3629.
KeywordsPSW4351, flume experiment, gravel bed rivers, sediment supply, sediment transport, alternate bars, equiplibrium, bedload
- Channel responses to varying sediment input: A flume experiment modeled after Redwood Creek, California
- Transport and storage of bed material in a gravel-bed channel during episodes of aggradation and degradation: a field and flume study
- Particle size variations between bed load and bed material in natural gravel bed channels
XML: View XML