Articles | Volume 5, issue 1
Earth Surf. Dynam., 5, 1–20, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-5-1-2017

Special issue: Frontiers in geomorphometry

Earth Surf. Dynam., 5, 1–20, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-5-1-2017

Research article 11 Jan 2017

Research article | 11 Jan 2017

Bed and width oscillations form coherent patterns in a partially confined, regulated gravel–cobble-bedded river adjusting to anthropogenic disturbances

Rocko A. Brown and Gregory B. Pasternack

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ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (01 Sep 2016) by John K. Hillier
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (14 Sep 2016)
AR by Svenja Lange on behalf of the Authors (05 Sep 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (14 Sep 2016) by John K. Hillier
AR by Rocko Brown on behalf of the Authors (24 Oct 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (25 Oct 2016) by John K. Hillier
RR by Jens Turowski (07 Nov 2016)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by Editor) (07 Nov 2016) by John K. Hillier
AR by Rocko Brown on behalf of the Authors (15 Nov 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (22 Nov 2016) by John K. Hillier
ED: Publish as is (06 Dec 2016) by Niels Hovius(Editor)
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Short summary
The goal of this study was to determine whether minimum bed elevation and flow-dependent channel top width are organized in a partially confined, incising gravel-cobbled bed river across a range of discharges. A key result is that the test river exhibited covarying oscillations of minimum bed elevation and channel top width across all flows analyzed. These covarying oscillations were found to be quasiperiodic at channel-forming flows, scaling with the length scales of bars, pools, and riffles.