Special Issue "Stream Channel Stability, Assessment, Modeling, and Mitigation"
A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2016)
Unstable conditions in a stream channel can result in bed degradation and aggradation, channel widening, and rapid lateral migration at engineering time scales. Unstable channels can negatively impact infrastructure, property, water quality, and ecosystems. Long-term degradation of channel systems can be challenging to mitigate. Particularly in urban areas, predicting responses of stream channels to direct modification and land use and climatic changes can be critically important to the safety and well being of both infrastructure and environment. Assessment methods and models are needed to determine the current condition of the channel, as well as the impacts and responses of the channels as they continue to evolve. Mitigation against unstable channels can be challenging as the cause of the problem may be well outside of the unstable reach. Modeling these unstable systems is highly complex; thus, uncertainty and risk are implicit in predictions. In this Special Issue, we address the problems, challenges, and solutions for dealing with stream channel instability and its impacts.
Prof. Dr. Peggy A. Johnson
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- stream channel stability
- unstable channels
- urban channels
- channel stability assessment
- bank stabilization
- in-stream structures
- sediment transort
- channel instability impacts