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Liedermann, M; Gmeiner, P; Kreisler, A; Tritthart, M; Habersack, H.
(2018): Insights into bedload transport processes of a large regulated gravel-bed river
EARTH SURF PROC LAND. 2018; 43(2): 514-523. FullText FullText_BOKU

A comprehensive monitoring programme focusing on bedload transport behaviour was conducted at a large gravel-bed river. Innovative monitoring strategies were developed during five years of preconstruction observations accompanying a restoration project. A bedload basket sampler was used to perform 55 cross-sectional measurements, which cover the entire water discharge spectrum from a 200-year flood event in 2013 to a rare low flow event. The monitoring activities provide essential knowledge regarding bedload transport processes in large rivers. We have identified the initiation of motion under low flow conditions and a decrease in the rate of bedload discharge with increasing water discharge around bankfull conditions. Bedload flux strongly increases again during high flood events when the entire inundation area is flooded. No bedload hysteresis was observed. The effective discharge for bedload transport was determined to be near mean flow conditions, which is therefore at a lower flow discharge than expected. A numerical sediment transport model was able to reproduce the measured sediment transport patterns. The unique dataset enables the characterisation of bedload transport patterns in a large and regulated gravel-bed river, evaluation of modern river engineering measures on the Danube, and, as a pilot project has recently been under construction, is able to address ongoing river bed incision, unsatisfactory ecological conditions for the adjacent national park and insufficient water depths for inland navigation. Copyright (c) 2017 John Wiley *** Sons, Ltd.
Autor*innen der BOKU Wien:
Gmeiner Philipp
Habersack Helmut
Lammer Andrea
Liedermann Marcel Georg
Tritthart Michael

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gravel-bed river
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