Synopsis of Topic
In this lecture we will go over the principles of budget segregation - a simple process of breaking up your DoD sediment budgets spatially to better understand the geomorphic processes responsible for the reach. We will use a variety of case study examples to illustrate the various ways you can undertake budget segregation including standard classification and classification of difference. We will focus a lot of attention on how to develop coherent geomorphic interpretations.
Why we’re Covering it
Budget segregation is a powerful tool for getting more out of your DoDs. We want to make sure you leave with this essential skill under your tool belt and an appreciation for the range of ways it can be applied.
Learning Outcomes Supported
This topic will help fulfill the following primary learning outcome(s) for the workshop:
- Methods for interpreting and segregating morphological sediment budgets quantitatively in terms of both geomorphic processes and changes in physical habitat
Slides and/or Handouts
Relevant or Cited Literature
- Wheaton JM, Brasington J, Darby SE, Sear DA, Vericat D‡., and Kasprak A*. 2013. Morphodynamic signatures of braiding mechanisms as expressed through change in sediment storage in a gravel-bed river. Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface. DOI: 10.1002/jgrf.20060.
- Martin Y and Church M. 1995. Bed-Material Transport Estimated from Channel Surveys - Vedder River, British-Columbia. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 20(4): 347-361. DOI: 10.1002/esp.3290200405.
- Wheaton JM, Brasington J, Darby SE, Merz JE, Pasternack GB, Sear DA and Vericat D. 2010. Linking Geomorphic Changes to Salmonid Habitat at a Scale Relevant to Fish. River Research and Applications.26: 469-486. DOI: 10.1002/rra.1305.
- Wheaton JM. 2008. Uncertainty in Morphological Sediment Budgeting of Rivers. Unpublished PhD Thesis, University of Southampton, Southampton, 412 pp. Chapters 4 & 5.