Hydrology and Land Surface Studies
Sinuosity-driven hyporheic exchange in meandering rivers
Article first published online: 27 SEP 2006
Copyright 2006 by the American Geophysical Union.
Geophysical Research Letters
Volume 33, Issue 18, September 2006
How to Cite
2006), Sinuosity-driven hyporheic exchange in meandering rivers, Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L18406, doi:10.1029/2006GL027630., , , and (
- Issue published online: 27 SEP 2006
- Article first published online: 27 SEP 2006
- Manuscript Accepted: 24 AUG 2006
- Manuscript Revised: 22 AUG 2006
- Manuscript Received: 20 JUL 2006
 A model for the evaluation of the intra-meander hyporheic exchange fluxes is presented. The method relies on a physically-based morphodynamic model to predict the characteristics of the flow field in a meandering river and the temporal evolution of its planimetry. The hyporheic fluxes induced at the meander scale by the river sinuosity can therefore be computed. The application of the model to a simulated case has shown the fundamental role of the river planimetry on the hyporheic exchange pattern at the meander scale, and its influence on the long-term evolution of the hyporheic exchange.