River Morphodynamics

River morphodynamics is the study of river bedforms in response of erosion and sedimentation. The understanding of river morphodynamics is functional to the correct management and prediction of important erosion and sedimentation processes involved in river activities, such as bank erosion, overflows, sediment balance in dam regulation, sediment wave propagation, interactions with anthropic structures (bridges, weirs), silting up of reservoirs, renaturalization, sediment mining, degradation/aggradation, planform changes, regulation of equilibria setting of slope and hydraulic geometry, renaturalization issues.This research topic focuses on the analysis of macroforms (meanders), mesoforms (bars) and microforms (ripples and dunes) through an approach both theoretical and experimental. (List of the pubblications on this topic)

 

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Meandering Rivers
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Dunes

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