Articles | Volume 11, issue 5
Research article
06 Oct 2023
Research article |  | 06 Oct 2023

Linear-stability analysis of plane beds under flows with suspended loads

Koji Ohata, Hajime Naruse, and Norihiro Izumi


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on esurf-2022-33', Anonymous Referee #1, 29 Jul 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Koji Ohata, 28 Oct 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on esurf-2022-33', Anonymous Referee #2, 23 Aug 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Koji Ohata, 28 Oct 2022
  • RC3: 'Comment on esurf-2022-33', Anonymous Referee #3, 30 Aug 2022
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC3', Koji Ohata, 28 Oct 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Koji Ohata on behalf of the Authors (18 Jan 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (06 Aug 2023) by Daniel Parsons
ED: Publish as is (07 Aug 2023) by Tom Coulthard (Editor)
AR by Koji Ohata on behalf of the Authors (13 Aug 2023)
Short summary
We investigated the influence of sediment transport modes on the formation of bedforms using theoretical analysis. The results of the theoretical analysis were verified with published data of plane beds obtained by fieldwork and laboratory experiments. We found that suspended sand particles can promote the formation of plane beds on a fine-grained bed, which suggests that the presence of suspended particles suppresses the development of dunes under submarine sediment-laden gravity currents.