Predicting of uncertainties in the morphological behaviour of a graded sediment river

W. de Jong, M. van Ledden, M.J. Kolkman, J.S. Ribberink

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Predicting the uncertainties of morphological effects due to river measures or changing natural conditions is necessary for a sustainable development of these systems. Recently, various approaches have been presented to quantify these uncertainties (Van der Klis, 2003; Van Vuren 2005). They have showed that Monte Carlo simulations based on crude sampling (MCS) is a suitable method to quantify uncertainties in the results of morphological models. The MCS method is able to deal with the non-linear behaviour, the time and space dependence and the degree of uncertainty. Overall, these approaches were limited in that they only accounted for river systems with uniform sediment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRiver Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 4th IAHR Symposium on River, Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics (RCEM 2005, Urbana, Illinois, USA, 4-7 October 2005)
EditorsG. Parker, M.H. García
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherTaylor & Francis
ISBN (Electronic)9781439833896
ISBN (Print)0-415-39270-5
Publication statusPublished - 4 Oct 2005
EventRiver Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics, RCEM: River Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics: RCEM 2005, Vol II, 4-7 October 2005, Urbana, Illinois, USA - Urbana, Illinois, USA, London
Duration: 4 Oct 20057 Oct 2005


ConferenceRiver Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics, RCEM
Other4-7 October 2005


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