|Module Title||MODELLING IN FLUVIAL GEOMORPHOLOGY|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Tom Coulthard|
|Course delivery||Lecture||20 Hours 10 x 2 hours|
|Practical||12 Hours Practicals / Field Days. 6 x 2 hours|
1. Demonstrate an understanding of fluvial models and their application to real systems.
2. Appreciate the complexity and uncertainty of modelling, and be fully aware of the limitations and difficulties.
On completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Apply where appropriate multi dimensional flow models.
2. Demonstrate knowledge of the limitations of different modelling approaches.
3. Evaluate and interpret a river profile model.
4. Apply landscape evolution models.
5. Use of Spreadsheets to apply simple numerical models to fluvial systems.
6. Communicate results ideas and concepts via the WWW.
Modelling methodologies, eg. Process based, statistical, black box.
Hydraulic modelling 1. One and two dimensional flow modelling
Hydraulic modelling 2. Three dimensional flow modelling and limitations.
Sediment transport simulation
Long profile evolution
Landscape evolution models
The cellular automaton
Non linear processes: Chaos and self organised criticality.
Neural networks and AI
Synthesis: Future directions for fluvial modelling
Many items discussed in the 2nd year fluvial geomorphology course will be integrated and built upon including process landform association, equilibrium's and thresholds. Extra emphasis is placed upon retaining models within context and the importance of rigorous validation and calibration.
This module is at CQFW Level 6