EP049:
The Network Paradigm in Hydro-Geomorphology





Session ID#: 24160

Session Description:
Channel networks are ubiquitous in nature, occur at multiple scales, and serve as the major pathways through which water and sediment are conveyed through landscapes. Networks are observed in drainage basins, as braided or anastomosing channels, on floodplains, in deltas, and on submarine fans. An increasing body of literature is emerging that analyzes these hydro-geomorphic systems using a network perspective. This session aims to bring together researchers working across disparate hydro-geomorphic systems to discuss approaches and insights from analyzing hydro-geomorphic systems as networks. This session invites presentations on quantifying aspects of channel-network structure (e.g., topology, geometry, configuration), connectivity (including sediment and floodplain connectivity), and process dynamics on or of the network related to the erosion, transport, and deposition of sediment.
Primary Convener:  Jonathan A Czuba, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of Biological Systems Engineering, Blacksburg, VA, United States
Convener:  John Shaw, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • H - Hydrology
  • NG - Nonlinear Geophysics
Index Terms:

1804 Catchment [HYDROLOGY]
1825 Geomorphology: fluvial [HYDROLOGY]
1862 Sediment transport [HYDROLOGY]
4485 Self-organization [NONLINEAR GEOPHYSICS]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Alejandro Tejedor1, Anthony Longjas2 and Efi Foufoula-Georgiou2, (1)University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States, (2)University of California Irvine, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Irvine, CA, United States
Anna Costa, ETH - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Institute of Environmental Engineering, Zurich, Switzerland, Peter Molnar, ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Institute of Environmental Engineering, Zurich, Switzerland and Rafael J. P. Schmitt, University of California Berkeley, Center for Environmental Design Research, Berkeley, CA, United States
Adam S Ward, Indiana University Bloomington, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Bloomington, IN, United States, Noah Schmadel, Indiana University Bloomington, SPEA, Bloomington, IN, United States, Steven M Wondzell, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States; USFS - Pacific Northwest Research Station, Corvallis, OR, United States and Sherri Johnson, USFS Pacific Northwest Reserch Station, Corvallis, OR, United States
Wun-Tao Ke and John Shaw, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, United States
Carrie Jensen, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, United States and Kevin J McGuire, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia Water Resources Research Center, Blacksburg, VA, United States
Maya Stokes, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States and J Taylor Perron, MIT---EAPS, Cambridge, MA, United States
John Shaw and Thomas Coffey, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, United States
Eitan Shelef, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Alicia Sendrowski1, Paola Passalacqua1, Wayne Wagner2, David C Mohrig3, Ehab A Meselhe4, Kazi M Sadid4, Edward CastaƱeda-Moya5 and Robert Twilley6, (1)University of Texas at Austin, Dept. of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, Austin, TX, United States, (2)The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, United States, (3)The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Geological Sciences, Austin, TX, United States, (4)The Water Institute of the Gulf, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, (5)Florida International University, Southeast Environmental Research Center, Miami, FL, United States, (6)Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, United States
J Taylor Perron1, Benjamin A Black2, Maya Stokes1, Scott W McCoy3 and Samuel Lukens Goldberg1, (1)Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States, (2)CUNY City College of New York, New York, NY, United States, (3)University of Nevada Reno, Reno, NV, United States
Arnaud Temme, Kansas State University, Department of Geography, Manhattan, KS, United States and Abigail L Langston, Kansas State University, Geography, Manhattan, KS, United States