EP001:
Advances in Modeling the Dynamics of River-Floodplain Systems under Natural and/or Anthropogenic Stressors





Session ID#: 27067

Session Description:
The challenges in understanding the interactions between the river channels and the floodplains have reached higher levels of complexity due to non-stationary processes such as urbanization, changes in morphodynamics and long term climate change induced stressors such as sea level rise and increased frequency of extreme weather events. The evolution of the river-floodplain Systems can be attributed to the short-term stressors or shocks that can occur individually, simultaneously, successively or by a combination of events that are not themselves extreme but lead to extreme flow patterns over a floodplain when combined (e.g., storm surge and precipitation-induced high river discharge, dam failures/removal, snow melt, sediment transport, etc.). This session seeks contributions from researchers who are focused on holistic and cross-disciplinary modeling approaches to better understand the importance of the dynamic evolution of floodplain and main channels on the overall variability of water resources and floods.
Primary Convener:  Firas Saleh, Stevens Institute of Technology, Davidson Laboratory, Deptartment of Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering, Union City, NJ, United States
Conveners:  Venkatsundar Ramaswamy, Stevens Institute of Technology, Davidson Laboratory, Deptartment of Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering, Union City, NJ, United States and Venkatsundar Ramaswamy, Stevens Institute of Technology, Davidson Laboratory, Deptartment of Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering, Union City, NJ, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • A - Atmospheric Sciences
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • H - Hydrology
  • NH - Natural Hazards
Index Terms:

1641 Sea level change [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1847 Modeling [HYDROLOGY]
4313 Extreme events [NATURAL HAZARDS]
4321 Climate impact [NATURAL HAZARDS]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Thomas Wahl, University of Central Florida, Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering & Sustainable Coastal Systems Cluster, Orlando, FL, United States
Samantha Waverley Eckes, Auburn University, Department of Geosciences, Auburn, AL, United States and Stephanie L Shepherd, Auburn University, Department of Geoscience, Auburn, AL, United States
S M Hossein Hosseiny, Villanova University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Villanova, PA, United States and Virginia Smith, Villanova University, Villanova, PA, United States
Apoorva R Shastry1, Michael T Durand1, Alfonso Fernandez2, Sui Chian Phang3, Ian Hamilton3, Sarah Laborde4, Bryan G Mark5, Mark Moritz4 and Jeffrey C Neal6, (1)Ohio State University, School of Earth Sciences and Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, Columbus, OH, United States, (2)Universidad de Concepción, Geography, Concepción, Chile, (3)Ohio State University, Evolution Ecology and Organismal Biology, Columbus, OH, United States, (4)Ohio State University, Anthropology, Columbus, OH, United States, (5)OSU-Byrd Polar Rsrch Ctr, Columbus, OH, United States, (6)University of Bristol, Geographical Sciences, Bristol, BS8, United Kingdom
Zhi Li and Marcelo H Garcia, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, United States