Articles | Volume 8, issue 3
Earth Surf. Dynam., 8, 695–716, 2020
Earth Surf. Dynam., 8, 695–716, 2020

Review article 13 Aug 2020

Review article | 13 Aug 2020

Alluvial cover on bedrock channels: applicability of existing models

Jagriti Mishra and Takuya Inoue

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Cited articles

Aubert, G., Langlois, V. J., and Allemand, P.: Bedrock incision by bedload: insights from direct numerical simulations, Earth Surf. Dynam., 4, 327–342,, 2016. 
Beer, A. R. and Turowski, J. M.: Bedload transport controls bedrock erosion under sediment-starved conditions, Earth Surf. Dyn., 3, 291–309,, 2015. 
Beer, A. R., Kirchner, J. W., and Turowski, J. M.: Graffiti for science – erosion painting reveals spatially variable erosivity of sediment-laden flows, Earth Surf. Dynam., 4, 885–894,, 2016. 
Beer, A. R., Turowski, J. M., and Kirchner, J.W.: Spatial patterns of erosion in a bedrock gorge, J. Geophys. Res.-Earth, 122, 191–214,, 2017. 
Chatanantavet, P. and Parker, G.: Experimental study of bedrock channel alluviation under varied sediment supply and hydraulic conditions, Water Resour. Res., 44, W12446,, 2008. 
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This study provides an extensive review of field- and laboratory-scale studies and mathematical models used for predicting the sediment processes in bedrock river channels. We tested the model capabilities by reproducing and comparing the results with laboratory-scale experiments. This study provides an insight into the strengths and shortcomings of various available models.