Articles | Volume 4, issue 2
Research article
20 May 2016
Research article |  | 20 May 2016

Modeling long-term, large-scale sediment storage using a simple sediment budget approach

Victoria Naipal, Christian Reick, Kristof Van Oost, Thomas Hoffmann, and Julia Pongratz


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AR by Victoria Naipal on behalf of the Authors (14 Apr 2016)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (02 May 2016) by Arnaud Temme
ED: Publish as is (03 May 2016) by Andreas Lang (Editor)
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Short summary
We present a new large-scale coarse-resolution sediment budget model that is compatible with Earth system models and simulates sediment dynamics in floodplains and on hillslopes. We applied this model on the Rhine catchment for the last millennium, and found that the model reproduces the spatial distribution of sediment storage and the scaling relationships as found in observations. We also identified that land use change explains most of the temporal variability in sediment storage.