Articles | Volume 6, issue 1
Earth Surf. Dynam., 6, 163–185, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-6-163-2018
Earth Surf. Dynam., 6, 163–185, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-6-163-2018

Research article 05 Mar 2018

Research article | 05 Mar 2018

Topographical change caused by moderate and small floods in a gravel bed ephemeral river – a depth-averaged morphodynamic simulation approach

Eliisa S. Lotsari et al.

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AR by Eliisa Lotsari on behalf of the Authors (14 Dec 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
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RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (17 Jan 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (23 Jan 2018)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (26 Jan 2018) by Rebecca Hodge
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (27 Jan 2018) by Tom Coulthard(Editor)
AR by Eliisa Lotsari on behalf of the Authors (31 Jan 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
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This paper analyses the timing of topographical changes of a gravel bed ephemeral river channel during consecutive and moderate- and low-magnitude floods by applying a morphodynamic model calibrated with pre- and post-event surveys using RTK-GPS and mobile laser scanning. The channel acted as a braided river during lower flows but as a meandering river during higher flows. The channel changes can be greater during the long-lasting receding phase than during the rising phase of the floods.