Alaska Rivers Sediment Transport
GSTL staff, including Jon Nelson and Rich McDonald, are working closely with the USGS Alaska Science Center to support the use of the MD_SWMS modeling interface with ongoing projects including:
- Modeling and Monitoring Streambed Scour at Alaska Bridges with Jeff Conaway. See McDonald and others, 2006; and Conaway and Moran, 2004.
- Lower Copper River Dynamics and Geomorphology Project with Tim Brabets.
Example from Knik River: High resolution scour data from the Knik River will be used for validating the Sediment Transport and Channel Evolution modules currently in development for use in MD_SWMS.
McDonald, R., Nelson, J., Kinzel, P., Conaway, J., 2005, Modeling Surface-Water Flow and Sediment Mobility with the Multi-Dimensional Surface-Water Modeling System (MD_SWMS): U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2005 – 3078, 6 p.
Conaway, J.S., and Moran, E.H., 2004, Development and calibration of a two-dimensional hydrodynamic model of the Tanana River near Tok, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2004-1225, 13 p.