Articles | Volume 7, issue 1
Earth Surf. Dynam., 7, 247–274, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-7-247-2019
Earth Surf. Dynam., 7, 247–274, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-7-247-2019

Research article 14 Mar 2019

Research article | 14 Mar 2019

Modelling braided river morphodynamics using a particle travel length framework

Alan Kasprak et al.

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AR by Alan Kasprak on behalf of the Authors (17 Jul 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (17 Jul 2018) by Jens Turowski
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (29 Jul 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (05 Aug 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (20 Aug 2018)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (30 Aug 2018) by Jens Turowski
AR by Alan Kasprak on behalf of the Authors (20 Nov 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (28 Nov 2018) by Jens Turowski
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (14 Dec 2018)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (17 Dec 2018) by Jens Turowski
AR by Alan Kasprak on behalf of the Authors (20 Dec 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (03 Jan 2019) by Jens Turowski
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (04 Jan 2019) by Tom Coulthard(Editor)
AR by Alan Kasprak on behalf of the Authors (28 Jan 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
We present a modelling framework for the prediction of gravel-bed braided river evolution. The model is unique in that it simplifies sediment transport through the use of empirically-derived relationships between channel form and flood-scale particle transport distances, or path lengths, which ultimately allow for longer duration model runs with reduced computational demand. We use field surveys on two braided rivers to validate the model at the event, annual, and decadal timescales.