River Morphodynamic Corridor (RMC)

Type of Method: 
Phase 1
Feature Image: 
Graphic of simulated bed shear stress produced by maximum peak flow

This method is part of the larger Italian framework for hydromorphological assessment, analysis and monitoring (IDRAIM). Other components include the "Morphological Quality Index," the "Morphological Dynamics Index," and the "Event Dynamics Classification." The results of these two tools can be incorporated in the corridor delineation tool. That tool uses historical channel locations to determine migration rates and predict future locations. These predictions are tempered by natural and human confinements. The Morphodynamic Corridor is likely to experience erosion in all cases while the Event Morphodynamic Corridor is only at risk during extreme floods.

Method Summary