Air, Water and Aquatics Valley Bottom Confinement

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Valley Bottom Confinement - DEM and photo representation

 

Valley Bottom Confinement Introduction

Valley bottom confinement is a digital representation of valley form.  Unconfined valley bottoms generally exhibit different geomorphic features from confined valleys and thus serve different roles in the landscape.  Valley confinement may have effects on fish species distributions, sediment transport, grain size, and debris flow conveyance.   The links below briefly describe our projects using valley confinement for physical and biological applications.

 

Science Briefing Paper

 

A Valley Confinement Algorithm for Aquatic, Riparian, and Geomorphic Applications Power Point Presentation at ESRI Southwest User Conference 2013

Nagel, D. E. and J. M. Buffington. 2013. A Valley Confinement Algorithm for Aquatic, Riparian, and Geomorphic Applications. Esri Southwest User Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, November 13-15.

 

Presentation [9822 KB PDF]

 
   
 

 

Contacts:

 

David Nagel

email: dnagel [at]fs.fed.us
phone: 208-373-4397

 

Seth Wenger

email:swenger [at]tu.org

phone: 208-373-4386

 

 

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Rocky Mountain Research Station - Air, Water and Aquatic Environments Sciences Program
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