Morphodynamics of the Madeira River in Brazil. Christine Bonthius The University of Texas at Austin Department of Geography and the Environment [email protected] Goals of Term Project. Inventory hydraulic variables from ADCP data
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Above: Maximum depths (shown in red) are found in the meandering stretch and correspond to the narrowest sections of the channel.
Below: WinRiver II transect profiles (15 and 18, respectively) reveal differences in channel shape, bathymetric forms, and suspended sediment and water velocity distributions.
Above: Transect 24 in the meandering reach shows turbulent secondary flow structures in the deepest section (approximately 40 m) with the highest flow velocity. Below: Transect 58 at the end of the anabranching reach shows remnant bathymetry of the island upstream. About 25% of the channel seems to be inactivated with little water velocity. In the middle of the channel, the highest water velocities penetrate even to the bottom of the channel.
Data outputs from ADCP processing were entered into an Excel table, then joined to the ADCP transect shapefileBuilding the Database
River Channel (km)
Major geomorphic units include: - Fluvial terraces with little to no dissection (A212, A222)
Units constraining the lateral movement of the channel are remnant terraces