Sediment Export from large Semi-Arid Catchments: Measurement and Modelling
The main objective of the SESAM project is the development of a model system that enables the assessment of sediment production in catchments, sediment transport in river system and sediment retention in reservoirs for meso-scale catchments in semi-arid and sub-humid regions. The necessary data for model development and application are derived from extensive data collection programs within experimental catchments, dryland rivers and reservoirs in Spain and North-East Brazil .
Contributions of Section 5.4. Engineering Hydrology are:
- Extension of the hydrological model WASA (Güntner & Bronstert, 2004) that has been specifically developed for the environmental characteristics of semi-arid areas with components representing erosion and sediment transport processes at the hillslope to the basin scale.
- Measurement devices for suspended sediment transport
- Landscape characterization and discretization for hydrological modelling based on remote sensing data
Contact: Dr. Andreas Güntner