An improved correlation model for sediment delivery ratio assessment

Nazzareno Diodato, Sergio Grauso

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In the present work, a new simplified model approach for sediment delivery ratio (SDR) assessment is proposed. Modelling and assessing SDR is still an open question. Difficulties rise from the lack of sufficient data availability, on one side, and, on the other, from the inherent uncertainties including spatial variability and temporal discontinuity of the land cover, climatic, hydrological and geomorphological variables involved. The proposed SDRSIMmodel tries to skip over the limitations observed in other models generally adopted. A comparison with two different selected models amongst the most widespread simplified models, i.e. the area-model and the slope-model, is showed in application to a wide range of catchments extensions across different landscapes of Italy. The SDRSIMestimates were also evaluated against observed SDR over a validation dataset of 11 basins sparse over different regions of the world. The results showed the effectiveness of the proposed model approach based on easily available catchment parameters. © Springer-Verlag 2009.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223 - 231
Number of pages9
JournalEnvironmental Earth Sciences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Global and Planetary Change
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Soil Science
  • Pollution
  • Geology
  • Earth-Surface Processes

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