Lateral channel migration rates for the Rio Bermejo


To measure lateral migration rates, we mapped the active channel from Landsat imagery for four different years, yielding three time-intervals (1988-1993, 1993-2002, and 2002-2015). For each interval, we compared the locations of the two channel centerlines. Between successive crossing points of the two centerlines, we measured the area between the two lines, which represents the area traversed by the channel centerline over the given timespan. This area, divided by the along-channel distance and the timespan between images, yields a lateral migration rate for that channel segment. We averaged these rates over 15 km long channel segments. This length scale was chosen so that, along the meandering reach of the river, at least three individual meander bends are comprised in a single channel migration value.

Rates were measured over three time intervals (1988-1993, 1993-2002, and 2002-2015). The channel was manually traced for each of these time periods.

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Creator Repasch, Marisa N ORCID logo; Scheingross, Joel S ORCID logo; Cook, Kristen; Sachse, Dirk ORCID logo; Dosch, Sophia; Orfeo, Oscar
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2023
Funding Reference Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Bonn Crossref Funder ID STR 373/34-1 StRATEGy
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
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Resource Type Dataset
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Size 783 data points
Discipline Chemistry; Natural Sciences