EP006:
Changing the Channel: Fluvial System Response to Climate and Land-Use Change





Session ID#: 26718

Session Description:
Climate and land-use set the upstream water and sediment supply boundary conditions for fluvial systems. Changes to either can initiate a cascade of responses through river reaches and networks that is, at present, difficult to predict. Understanding these dynamics is necessary to interpret the fluvial record of the past and make informed management decisions into the future.

We seek contributions ranging from time scales of river and floodplain management to terrace and valley formation in the geologic past, and that incorporate diverse approaches, including field and remotely-sensed observations, numerical modeling, and physical experimentation. Whether they are forced by glacial/interglacial cycles, increased frequency of large-magnitude floods with ongoing climate change, land use, drainage, vegetation, or flow control structures, rivers are always on the move. By working across these methods and time scales, we hope to promote a conversation towards a better unified model of the underlying mechanics of river system change.

Primary Convener:  Andrew D Wickert, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Department of Earth Sciences and SAFL, Minneapolis, MN, United States
Conveners:  Nicholas A Sutfin, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Los Alamos, NM, United States, Joel Sholtes, Bureau of Reclamation Denver, Denver, CO, United States and Fiona Jane Clubb, University of Edinburgh, School of Geosciences, Edinburgh, EH9, United Kingdom

Cross-Listed:
  • B - Biogeosciences
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • H - Hydrology
  • PP - Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Frank J Magilligan1, Carl E Renshaw1, John Gartner2, Keith M Kantack1 and Helen Doyle1, (1)Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, United States, (2)University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Geosciences, Amherst, MA, United States
Astrid Blom, Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands, Liselot Arkesteijn, Delft University of Technology, Fac. Civil Engineering & Geosciences, Delft, Netherlands, Victor Chavarrias, Delft University of Technology, Delft, 5612, Netherlands and Enrica Viparelli, University of South Carolina Columbia, Columbia, SC, United States
Sarah A Schanz1, David Montgomery2, Brian David Collins1 and Alison R Duvall3, (1)University of Washington Seattle Campus, Seattle, WA, United States, (2)University of Washington Seattle Campus, Earth and Space Sciences, Seattle, WA, United States, (3)University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States
Edwin Baynes1,2 and Dimitri Lague2,3, (1)CNRS Géosciences Rennes, Rennes Cedex, France, (2)University of Rennes, Rennes Cedex, France, (3)CNRS Geosciences Rennes, Rennes, France
Noah P Snyder1, Dorothy Merritts2, Robert C. Walter2, Elisabeth Ames1, Samantha Dow1, Kaitlin M Johnson1, Michael A Rahnis3, Dorothy Coplan4, Mason Waltner1, Logan Lewis4, Jonathan Meissner4, Alec Snyder-Fair4 and Diane Wagner4, (1)Boston College, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Chestnut Hill, MA, United States, (2)Franklin and Marshall College, Department of Earth and Environment, and The Water Science Institute, Lancaster, PA, United States, (3)Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, United States, (4)Franklin and Marshall College, Department of Earth and Environment, Lancaster, PA, United States
Andrew Schuyler Platt1, Daniel Buscmobe2, Ryan C Porter1 and Paul Grams3, (1)Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, United States, (2)USGS Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center, Flagstaff, AZ, United States, (3)US Geological Survey, Flagstaff, AZ, United States
Kensuke Naito and Gary Parker, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, United States
Tamara Pico, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States, Jerry X Mitrovica, Harvard University, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Cambridge, MA, United States, J Taylor Perron, MIT---EAPS, Cambridge, MA, United States, Ken Ferrier, Georgia Institute of Technology, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Atlanta, GA, United States and Jean Braun, Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany
Joel B Sankey1, Alan Kasprak1, Joshua Caster1 and Amy E East2, (1)USGS Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center, Flagstaff, AZ, United States, (2)Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center Santa Cruz, U.S. Geological Survey, Santa Cruz, CA, United States
Maryanne Bobbitt, Student, Bakersfield, CA, United States and William C Krugh, California State University Bakersfield, Geological Sciences, Bakersfield, CA, United States
Olivia Beaulieu1, Andrew D Wickert1, Elizabeth Witte1, Stefanie Tofelde2, Sara Savi3, Aaron Bufe2 and Fiona Jane Clubb1, (1)University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN, United States, (2)GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany, (3)University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany
Michael A Ellis, British Geological Survey Keyworth, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom and Barry G Rawlins, British Geological Survey, Soils, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Samantha Dow, Boston College, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Chestnut Hill, MA, United States, Noah P Snyder, Boston Coll-Devlin Hall, Chestnut Hill, MA, United States and William B Ouimet, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, United States
Bradley E Suther1, David Leigh2, George A. Brook2 and Linhai Yang3, (1)Kennesaw State University, Department of Geography and Anthropology, Kennesaw, GA, United States, (2)University of Georgia, Department of Geography, Athens, GA, United States, (3)Key Laboratory of Desert and Desertification, Northwest Institute of Eco-environment and Resources, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou, China
Roderick W Lammers, Colorado State University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Fort Collins, CO, United States and Brian P Bledsoe, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, United States
Aaron Bufe1, Douglas W Burbank2, Chris Paola3, Jens Martin Turowski1, Stefanie Tofelde1 and Andrew D Wickert4, (1)GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany, (2)University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States, (3)Univ Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, United States, (4)Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany
Elowyn Yager, University of Idaho, Department of Civil Engineering, Center for Ecohydraulics Research, Moscow, ID, United States, Megan Kenworthy, Center for Ecohydraulics Research, Boise, ID, United States and Sarah M Yarnell, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, United States
Eric Prokocki, University of Texas at Austin, Geological Sciences, Austin, TX, United States, Matthew John Czapiga, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Urbana, IL, United States and Gary Parker, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, United States
James A Spotila, William Joseph Cochran and Kristin Chilton, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of Geosciences, Blacksburg, VA, United States
Pedro Alberto Pereira Zamboni, Campo Grande, Brazil and Jullian Souza Sone Sr, Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul, Campo Grande, Brazil
Paul DeVries1, Cheri Wilson2 and Andrew Janos2, (1)R2 Resource Consultants Inc., Redmond, WA, United States, (2)EWEB, Eugene, OR, United States
John D Gartner, Christine E. Hatch, Isaac J Larsen and Benjamin P Warner, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Geosciences, Amherst, MA, United States
Ethan Kurak, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Department of Earth Sciences, Minneapolis, MN, United States, Andrew D Wickert, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Department of Earth Sciences and SAFL, Minneapolis, MN, United States, Fiona Jane Clubb, University of Edinburgh, School of Geosciences, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, Matthew Kuchta, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI, United States and Olivia Beaulieu, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN, United States
Dorothy Merritts1, Michael A Rahnis1, Robert C. Walter1, Noah P Snyder2, Jeffrey Hartranft3, Evan Lewis1, Alec Snyder-Fair4, Logan Lewis4, Jonathan Meissner4, Dorothy Coplan4 and Diane Wagner4, (1)Franklin and Marshall College, Department of Earth and Environment, and The Water Science Institute, Lancaster, PA, United States, (2)Boston Coll-Devlin Hall, Chestnut Hill, MA, United States, (3)Department of Environmental Protection Pennsylvania, Bureau of Waterways Engineering and Wetlands, Harrisburg, PA, United States, (4)Franklin and Marshall College, Department of Earth and Environment, Lancaster, PA, United States
Graham Smith Meese, Idaho State University, Geosciences, Pocatello, ID, United States and Benjamin T Crosby, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID, United States
Sara Ann Kelly and Patrick Belmont, Utah State University, Department of Watershed Sciences, Logan, UT, United States
Kerri N Johnson, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States, Scott W McCoy, University of Nevada Reno, Reno, NV, United States, Oliver Chadwick, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, United States and Kevin M Schmidt, U.S. Geological Survey, Geology, Minerals, Energy, & Geophysics Science Center, Menlo Park, CA, United States
Abigail L Langston, Kansas State University, Geography, Manhattan, KS, United States and Gregory E Tucker, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States
Se Jong Cho, University of Minnesota, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, Minneapolis, MN, United States, Christian A Braudrick, UC Berkeley, Santa Cruz, CA, United States and Peter R Wilcock, Utah State University, Logan, UT, United States