Articles | Volume 4, issue 3
Earth Surf. Dynam., 4, 549–566, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-4-549-2016
Earth Surf. Dynam., 4, 549–566, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-4-549-2016
Research article
20 Jul 2016
Research article | 20 Jul 2016

A reduced-complexity model for sediment transport and step-pool morphology

Matteo Saletti et al.

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This study presents a new reduced-complexity model with few parameters linked to basic physical processes, which aims to reproduce the transport of sediment as bed load and the formation and stability of channel morphology in steep mountain streams. The model is able to simulate the formation and stability of steps, bed structures commonly encountered in steep channels, by assuming that their formation is due to intense sediment transport during high flows causing jamming of particles.