Hydraulic complexity metrics referred to as M1 and M2 play an important role when it comes to the analysis of habitat metrics. In the present paper, the significance of these parameters is analysed by using laboratory data as well as field observations along the Tiber River in Italy. Based on the laboratory data, the estimated parameters allow us to characterise the high/low-velocity areas. Based on field observations, larger magnitudes of M1 are linked to the zones with large changes in cross-sectional flow velocity. Larger magnitudes of M2 are observed at the left bank of the channel for all flow conditions, suggesting locations with larger kinetic energy consumption for aquatic organisms. Overall, the findings of the present research would be of particular interest in quantifying biologically important flow patterns occurring at different spatial scales within different streams and flow conditions.

Bahmanpouri, F., Termini, D., Barbetta, S., Moramarco, T. (2023). Significance of hydraulic complexity parameters M1 and M2 based on the laboratory and field data. HYDROLOGY RESEARCH, 54(3), 303-312 [10.2166/nh.2023.089].

Significance of hydraulic complexity parameters M1 and M2 based on the laboratory and field data

Termini, Donatella;
2023-03-01

Abstract

Hydraulic complexity metrics referred to as M1 and M2 play an important role when it comes to the analysis of habitat metrics. In the present paper, the significance of these parameters is analysed by using laboratory data as well as field observations along the Tiber River in Italy. Based on the laboratory data, the estimated parameters allow us to characterise the high/low-velocity areas. Based on field observations, larger magnitudes of M1 are linked to the zones with large changes in cross-sectional flow velocity. Larger magnitudes of M2 are observed at the left bank of the channel for all flow conditions, suggesting locations with larger kinetic energy consumption for aquatic organisms. Overall, the findings of the present research would be of particular interest in quantifying biologically important flow patterns occurring at different spatial scales within different streams and flow conditions.
1-mar-2023
Bahmanpouri, F., Termini, D., Barbetta, S., Moramarco, T. (2023). Significance of hydraulic complexity parameters M1 and M2 based on the laboratory and field data. HYDROLOGY RESEARCH, 54(3), 303-312 [10.2166/nh.2023.089].
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