Seven intrepid RiverCare researchers took part on one of the most important international conferences on river morphodynamics. The last September 2017, the RCEM (Rivers, Coast, and Estuarine Morphodynamics) Conference was hold in Trento and Padova, Italy, the last September.
An insane amount of interesting research difficult to digest in just a few days if not for the nice wine and fine Italian food:
- The audience of Jasper was fascinated when learning about his recently published research on low-enery stream morphodynamics. Not only power matters: See the publication “A novel explanation for sinuosity of low-energy streams in peat-filled valleys“
- Pepijn explained which mechanism are relevant in the morphodynamics of side channels. See related results in the paper about “Morphodynamic assessment of side channel systems using a simple one-dimensional bifurcation model and a comparison with aerial images“. Interestingly, his paper was accepted during the conference. The editor must have been touched: .
- Liselot showed with her project on Numerical Morphodynamic modelling that if you want to assess the equilibrium state of a river there is no need to run long simulations. It seems that we have been waisting computational time!
- Timo presented in the session on bars and mixed sediment processes together with some of the greatest scientist in the field progress results of the recently published paper on “Application of a line laser scanner for bed form tracking in a laboratory flume“.
- The technological advances came from Gonzalo, who showed what drones can do for rivers for his project on Natural Bank erosion processes. Tjitske shows progress results of her project on Lowland backwater effects by focusing on the effect that river interventions, such as the placement of wood, have in the morpho-dynamics of rivers.
- Eventually, Victor showed that, as Metallica would say, nothing else matters if your equations are wrong. Published results are finally available in the paper about “Ill-posedness in modeling mixed sediment river morphodynamics“
Last modified: 04/07/2018