A Computer Aided Approach for River Styles-Inspired Characterization of Large Basins: a structured procedure and support tools

Nardini, Andrea and Yépez, Santiago and Bejarano Carrión, María Dolores (2020). A Computer Aided Approach for River Styles-Inspired Characterization of Large Basins: a structured procedure and support tools. "Geosciences", v. 10 (n. 6); pp. 231-258. ISSN 2076-3263. https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences10060231.

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Title: A Computer Aided Approach for River Styles-Inspired Characterization of Large Basins: a structured procedure and support tools
Author/s:
  • Nardini, Andrea
  • Yépez, Santiago
  • Bejarano Carrión, María Dolores
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Geosciences
Date: 15 June 2020
ISSN: 2076-3263
Volume: 10
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: River Styles; ToolBox; Fluvial Geomorphology; Computer Aided analysis; Magdalena River
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Montes, Forestal y del Medio Natural (UPM)
Department: Otro
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

This paper presents a systematic procedure for developing a characterization and classification of river reaches inspired by the River Styles Framework, through which insight can be gained about the understanding of river behavior. Our procedure takes advantage of several computer based “tools", i.e., algorithms implemented in software packages of various types, from "simple" Excel sheets to sophisticated algorithms in Python language, in general all supported by Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The main potentially useful, existing tools for this specific aim are discussed here, revealing their strengths and weaknesses. New, complementary or alternative tools that have been developed in the project feeding this paper are presented, which can contribute to the scientific community and stakeholders of the topic. The main result of our research is a structured and practical guide (a ToolBox Manual) that can support practitioners and researchers wishing to characterize and classify large rivers, based on the River Styles Framework. The main contribution is that this set of ideas, solutions, and tools, makes this type of exercise significantly more transparent and at the same time much less subjective. Moreover, the procedure is applicable to large systems and does not require more information than that generally available also in developing or emerging countries.

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Item ID: 66833
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/66833/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:66833
DOI: 10.3390/geosciences10060231
Official URL: https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3263/10/6/231
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 26 Apr 2021 08:43
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2021 08:43
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