Articles | Volume 8, issue 2
Earth Surf. Dynam., 8, 471–484, 2020
Earth Surf. Dynam., 8, 471–484, 2020

Research article 03 Jun 2020

Research article | 03 Jun 2020

Measuring river planform changes from remotely sensed data – a Monte Carlo approach to assessing the impact of spatially variable error

Timothée Jautzy et al.

Related authors

M. Koehl, G. Piasny, V. Thomine, P.-A. Garambois, P. Finaud-Guyot, S. Guillemin, and L. Schmitt
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLIV-4-W1-2020, 63–70,,, 2020
Q. Poterek, P.-A. Herrault, G. Forestier, and D. Schwartz
ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., V-3-2020, 549–557,,, 2020
High-resolution late Holocene sedimentary cores record the long history of the city of Cádiz (south-western Spain)
Ferréol Salomon, Darío Bernal-Casasola, José J. Díaz, Macarena Lara, Salvador Domínguez-Bella, Damien Ertlen, Patrick Wassmer, Pierre Adam, Philippe Schaeffer, Laurent Hardion, Cécile Vittori, Stoil Chapkanski, Hugo Delile, Laurent Schmitt, Frank Preusser, Martine Trautmann, Alessia Masi, Cristiano Vignola, Laura Sadori, Jacob Morales, Paloma Vidal Matutano, Vincent Robin, Benjamin Keller, Ángel Sanchez Bellón, Javier Martínez López, and Gilles Rixhon
Sci. Dril., 27, 35–47,,, 2020
Short summary
Editorial: E&G Quaternary Science Journal – a community-based open-access journal
Christopher Lüthgens, Daniela Sauer, Michael Zech, Becky Briant, Eleanor Brown, Elisabeth Dietze, Markus Fuchs, Nicole Klasen, Sven Lukas, Jan-Hendrik May, Julia Meister, Tony Reimann, Gilles Rixhon, Zsófia Ruszkiczay-Rüdiger, Bernhard Salcher, Tobias Sprafke, Ingmar Unkel, Hans von Suchodoletz, and Christian Zeeden
E&G Quaternary Sci. J., 68, 243–244,,, 2020
Assessing the effect of flood restoration on surface–subsurface interactions in Rohrschollen Island (Upper Rhine river – France) using integrated hydrological modeling and thermal infrared imaging
Benjamin Jeannot, Sylvain Weill, David Eschbach, Laurent Schmitt, and Frederick Delay
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 239–254,,, 2019
Short summary

Related subject area

Physical: Geomorphology (including all aspects of fluvial, coastal, aeolian, hillslope and glacial geomorphology)
Inertial drag and lift forces for coarse grains on rough alluvial beds measured using in-grain accelerometers
Georgios Maniatis, Trevor Hoey, Rebecca Hodge, Dieter Rickenmann, and Alexandre Badoux
Earth Surf. Dynam., 8, 1067–1099,,, 2020
Short summary
GERALDINE (Google Earth Engine supRaglAciaL Debris INput dEtector): a new tool for identifying and monitoring supraglacial landslide inputs
William D. Smith, Stuart A. Dunning, Stephen Brough, Neil Ross, and Jon Telling
Earth Surf. Dynam., 8, 1053–1065,,, 2020
Short summary
Short communication: Multiscalar roughness length decomposition in fluvial systems using a transform-roughness correlation (TRC) approach
David L. Adams and Andrea Zampiron
Earth Surf. Dynam., 8, 1039–1051,,, 2020
Short summary
Evolution of events before and after the 17 June 2017 rock avalanche at Karrat Fjord, West Greenland – a multidisciplinary approach to detecting and locating unstable rock slopes in a remote Arctic area
Kristian Svennevig, Trine Dahl-Jensen, Marie Keiding, John Peter Merryman Boncori, Tine B. Larsen, Sara Salehi, Anne Munck Solgaard, and Peter H. Voss
Earth Surf. Dynam., 8, 1021–1038,,, 2020
Short summary
Complementing scale experiments of rivers and estuaries with numerically modelled hydrodynamics
Steven A. H. Weisscher, Marcio Boechat-Albernaz, Jasper R. F. W. Leuven, Wout M. Van Dijk, Yasuyuki Shimizu, and Maarten G. Kleinhans
Earth Surf. Dynam., 8, 955–972,,, 2020
Short summary

Cited articles

Biron, P. M., Buffin-Bélanger, T., Larocque, M., Choné, G., Cloutier, C.-A., Ouellet, M.-A., Demers, S., Olsen, T., Desjarlais, C., and Eyquem, J.: Freedom Space for Rivers: A Sustainable Management Approach to Enhance River Resilience, Environ. Manage., 54, 1056–1073,, 2014. a
Bollati, I., Pellegrini, L., Rinaldi, M., Duci, G., and Pelfini, M.: Reach-scale morphological adjustments and stages of channel evolution: The case of the Trebbia River (northern Italy), Geomorphology, 221, 176–186,, 2014. a
Brown, D. G. and Duh, J.-D.: Spatial simulation for translating from land use to land cover, Int. J. Geogr. Inf. Sci., 18, 35–60,, 2004. a, b
Burrough, P. A., McDonnell, R., McDonnell, R. A., and Lloyd, C. D.: Principles of geographical information systems, Oxford University Press, 2015. a
Cadol, D., Rathburn, S. L., and Cooper, D. J.: Aerial photographic analysis of channel narrowing and vegetation expansion in Canyon De Chelly National Monument, Arizona, USA, 1935–2004, River Res. Appl., 27, 841–856,, 2010. a, b
Short summary
Remote sensing is widely used to document historical fluvial dynamics. However, the geometric error affecting the inferred planform changes can result in undesired geomorphological misinterpretation. Here, we present a novel approach to quantify the uncertainty associated with eroded/deposited surfaces. Concluding that this uncertainty depends on the magnitude and the shape of the surficial changes, restoration programs targeting lateral mobility of streams can benefit from our approach.