Why we’re covering it
- Crash-course on the ‘form’ side of geomorphology, as a grading plan is fundamentally a reflection of how your design changes those forms
- Help you understand the building blocks of riverscapes
- Introduce you to the tools and terminology to help you map riverscapes
- Gain direct experience applying knowledge as a watershed scientist to working on real-world aquatic ecosystem restoration and management problems (e.g. stream restoration, watershed management,wetland restoration) with practitioners.
- Develop a working understanding of different aspects and approaches to restoration design and create two types of design and evaluate their ability to achieve project objectives. Articulate specific, testable design hypotheses for your own designs.
Slides & Handouts
Download all materials below to easy to find place (e.g.
- Excercise 1 - River Styles KMZ
- Excercise 2 - Hand out (mapping confining margins)
- Excercise 3 to - Manual Mapping of Geomorphic Units - Download Merged & Clipped LiDAR 2015 and August 2016 Total Station Surveys - I recommend using this for today, grading plan and hydraulics. If you really want it, here is a 10 cm version (its huge though!).
- Context: Hydraulics: Tyler Alred’s Q2 and Q100 HEC-RAS-2D Depth Rasters - These were created based on 2015 LiDAR and HEC-RAS
- Excerise 6- Inspecting Geomorphic Units: Logan River (Golf Course Road to 10th West) GUT 2.2.1 Project - This was run for the seven contiguous CHaMP topographic surveys from August 2016 from Golf Course Road to 10 West. I used the Geomorphic Unit Toolkit (GUT Version 2.2.1) individually on each reach and merged the inputs and outputs into one. If you want to run GUT yourself, see the documentaton here. The video below walks you through an example of running GUT on the Logan (including explaining inputs):
- Optional Geomorphic Change Detection from April 2016 to August 2016 GCD 6 Project or GCD 7 Project - see this video for GCD 7
Relevant or Cited Literature
- Kramer N, Bangen SG, Wheaton JM, Bouwes N, Wall E, Saunders C, and Bennett S.. 2017. Geomorphic Unit Tool (GUT): Applications in Fluvial Mapping. EP11A-1546. AGU. New Orleans, LA, 11-15 Dec. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.30142.18241.
- Bangen SG, Kramer N, Wheaton, JM, and Bouwes N. 2017. The GUTs of the Geomorphic Unit Tool: What is under the hood. EP31D-1901. AGU. New Orleans, LA, 11-15 Dec. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.31118.66884.
- Fryirs K, Wheaton JM, and Brierley G. An approach for measuring confinement and assessing the influence of valley setting on river forms and processes. Earth Surface Processes & Landforms. DOI: 10.1002/esp.3893.