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I am presently writing an e-book;


with applications to


The main lectures are in PowerPoint.  These lectures are linked to Excel files, most of which serve as graphical user interfaces for code in Visual Basic for Applications.  Extended explanation is given in Word.  Phenomena are illustrated with mpeg video clips.


As I finish the material, I will upload it to this web site.

¬ Click for downloadable PowerPoint lectures. 35 files available
¬ Click for downloadable Excel files with embedded VBA code. 28 files available
¬ Click for downloadable Word files with extended explanation. 5 files available
¬ Click for downloadable video clips in mpg format. 13 files available
Table of Contents of the e-book (subject to change)
Part 1: 1D Sediment Transport
1.    Felix M. Exner and the Origins of River Morphodynamics
2.    Characterization of Sediment and Grain Size Distributions
3.    Bankfull Characteristics of Rivers
4.    Relations for the Conservation of Bed Sediment
5.    Review of 1D Open-Channel Hydraulics
6.    Threshold of Motion and Suspension
7.    Relations for 1D Bedload Transport  
8.    Fluvial Bedforms
9.    Relations for Hydraulic Resistance in Rivers
10.10.  Relations for the Entrainment and 1D Transport of Suspended Sediment
11.  Sample Calculation for Bed Load, Suspended Load and Total Load
12.  Bulk Relations for Transport of Total Bed Material Load
13.  The Quasi-Steady Approximation
Part 2: Morphodynamics of Rivers
14.14. 14.  1D Aggradation and Degradation of Rivers: Normal Flow Assumption
15.15.  Extension of 1D Model to Include Bank Erosion and Floodplain Deposition
16.16.  Morphodynamics of Bedrock-Alluvial Transitions
17.17.  Aggradation and Degradation of Rivers Transporting Gravel Mixtures
18.  Mobile and Static Armor in Gravel-bed Streams
19.  Effect of Hydrograph on Morphology of Gravel-bed Streams
20.20.  Aggradation and Degradation of Rivers: Backwater Formulation
21.21.  Response of a Sand-bed River to a Dredge Slot
22.22.  Morphodynamics of Recirculating and Sediment-Feed Flumes
23.  Transportational Cyclic Steps
24.  Approximate Formulation for Slope and Bankfull Geometry of Rivers
25.25. 25.  Long Profiles of Rivers, with an Application on the Effect of Base Level Rise on Long Profiles
26.  Rivers Flowing into Subsiding Basins: Upward Concavity of Long Profile and Downstream Fining
27.27.  Morphodynamics of Gravel-Sand Transitions
28.28.  Tracers Stones Moving as Bedload in Gravel-bed Streams
29.29.  Knickpoint Migration in Bedrock Streams
30.30.  Bedrock Incision due to Wear (Abrasion)
31.  Erosional Narrowing and Widening of a Channel After Dam Removal
Part 3: Fluvial Fans and Fan-deltas
32.   Introduction to Fluvial Fans and Fan-deltas
33.   Modeling of Fluvial Fans and Bajadas in Subsiding Basins
34.   Morphodynamics of Rivers Ending In 1D Deltas
35.   Rivers Ending in 1D Deltas Carrying Sediment Size Mixtures
36.   Modeling of Rivers On 2D in Fan-deltas: Fixed-width Channel(s)
37.   Modeling of Rivers On 2D in Fan-deltas: Self-formed Channel(s)
38.   Response of Rivers with  Deltas to Rising Base Level: The Muto Delta
39.39.   Response of Rivers with Deltas to Rising Base Level: Field Application
40.   Effect of Main-Stem Base Level Rise on a Tributary
41.   Cellular Modeling of 2D Fan-deltas with Self-formed Channel(s)
Part 4:  Morphodynamics of Subaqueous Fans and Fan-deltas Deposited by Turbidity Currents, and Co-evolving Fluvial/Turbidity Current Fan-deltas
42.   Introduction to Sublacustrine and Submarine Fans and Canyons
43.   Dynamics of 1D Turbidity Currents
44.   Plunging of Turbidity Currents
45.   Modeling of Purely Depositional 1D and 2D Subaqueous Fans

46.   Fluvial Deltas and Fan-deltas with Co-evolving Fluvial Topset, Avalanching Foreset

        and Bottomset Deposited from Turbidity Currents

47.   Deposition in Diapiric Minibasins

48.   Reservoir Sedimentation
49.   Long Profile of Net-depositional Submarine Channels
50.   Ignitive Turbidity Currents
51.   Genesis of Submarine Canyons
52.   Notes in Closing
Appendix I: References
Appendix II: Notation
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