Recent Submissions

  • Post-eruption morphological evolution and vegetation dynamics of the Blanco River, southern Chile 

    Iroumé, Andrés; Paredes, Alberto; Garbarino, Matteo; Morresi, Donato; Batalla, Ramon J. (Elsevier, 2020-08-20)
    In this study, we analysed the morphological evolution of a channel segment in the Blanco River in southern Chile that was affected by the Chaitén Volcano eruption occurred in 2008–2009. Through a series of high-resolution ...
  • Hydropeaked rivers need attention 

    Batalla, Ramon J.; Gibbins, Chris N.; Alcázar Montero, Jorge; Brasington, J.; Buendia, C.; Garcia, Celso; Llena Hernando, Manel; López Alonso, Raúl; Palau, Antoni; Rennie, C. D.; Wheaton, J. M.; Vericat Querol, Damià (IOP Publishing, 2021-01-27)
    Hydropower is considered a renewable form of energy production, but generating electricity from rivers is not always environmentally benign. The global demand for renewables is increasing rapidly as fossil fuels are gradually ...
  • Processos hidrològics i geomorfològics als rius: context i exemples per a interpretar la seva resposta a episodis d’alta magnitud com el Glòria 

    Batalla, Ramon J.; Vericat Querol, Damià; Farguell Pérez, Joaquim; Úbeda, Xavier; Garcia, Celso (Societat Catalana de Geografia, 2020-06)
    El temporal Glòria va suposar per a molts rius a Catalunya una reestructuració completa de la seva morfologia fluvial. Els cabals van assolir magnituds molt importants, que van provocar canvis profunds en la forma de la ...
  • Relationship of Weather Types on the Seasonal and Spatial Variability of Rainfall, Runoff, and Sediment Yield in the Western Mediterranean Basin 

    Peña-Angulo, Dhais; Nadal-Romero, E.; González-Hidalgo, José Carlos; Albaladejo, J.; Andreu, V.; Bahri, H.; Bernal, S.; Biddoccu, M.; Bienes, Ramón; Campo, J.; Campo-Bescós, M.A.; Canatário-Duarte, A.; Cantón, Y.; Casalí Sarasibar, Javier; Castillo, Víctor; Cavallo, Eugenio; Cerdà, Artemio; Cid, Patricio; Cortesi, N.; Desir, Gloria; Díaz-Pereira, E.; Espigares, Tiscar; Estrany, Joan; Farguell Pérez, Joaquim; Fernández-Raga, M.; Ferreira, C.S.S.; Ferro, Vito; Gallart, Francesc; Giménez, R.; Gimeno, E.; Gómez, J. A.; Gómez-Gutiérrez, A.; Gómez Macpherson, Helena; González-Pelayo, O.; Kairis, O.; Karatzas, G.P.; Keesstra, Saskia; Klotz, S.; Kosmas, C.; Lana-Renault, N.; Lasanta, Teodoro; Latron, J.; Lázaro, R.; Le Bissonnais, Yves; Le Bouteiller, C.; Licciardello, F.; López Tarazón, José Andrés; Lucía, A.; Marín-Moreno, V.M.; Marín, C.; Marqués, M.J.; Martínez Fernández, José; Martínez-Mena, M.; Mateos, Luciano; Mathys, Nicole; Merino-Martín, L.; Moreno-de-las-Heras, Mariano; Moustakas, N.; Nicolau, J.M.; Pampalone, V.; Raclot, D.; Rodríguez-Blanco, M.L.; Rodrigo Comino, Jesús; Romero Díaz, María Asunción; Ruiz Sinoga, José Damián; Rubio, J.L.; Schnabel, Susanne; Senciales González, José María; Solé-Benet, A.; Taguas, E.V.; Taboada Castro, Ma. Teresa; Taboada-Castro, M.M.; Todisco, F.; Úbeda, Xavier; Varouchakis, E.A.; Wittenberg, L.; Zabaleta, A.; Zorn, Matija (MDPI, 2020-06-09)
    Rainfall is the key factor to understand soil erosion processes, mechanisms, and rates. Most research was conducted to determine rainfall characteristics and their relationship with soil erosion (erosivity) but there is ...
  • Geomorphological response to system‐scale river rehabilitation II: Main‐stem channel adjustments following reconnection of an ephemeral tributary 

    Marteau, Baptiste; Gibbins, Chris N.; Vericat Querol, Damià; Batalla, Ramon J. (John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2020-07-26)
    This paper describes changes in bed morpho‐dynamics and topography in the River Ehen, a regulated river in NW England (i.e., temperate climate) following a rehabilitation project that reconnected a formerly diverted headwater ...
  • Geomorphological response to system‐scale river rehabilitation I: Sediment supply from a reconnected tributary 

    Marteau, Baptiste; Gibbins, Chris N.; Vericat Querol, Damià; Batalla, Ramon J. (John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2020-07-26)
    This paper is the first of a pair that report the findings of a river rehabilitation project centred on the reconnection of a formerly diverted headwater tributary (Ben Gill) to its main‐stem river (the River Ehen). The ...
  • Modelling the Effects of Changes in Forest Cover and Climate on Hydrology of Headwater Catchments in South-Central Chile 

    Barrientos, Guillermo; Herrero, Albert; Iroumé, Andrés; Mardones, Oscar; Batalla, Ramon J. (MDPI, 2020-06-26)
    This study analyses the changes in the runoff of forested experimental catchments in south-central Chile, to determine to what extent observed trends can be attributed to effects of intensive forestry and/or climate change. ...
  • From experimental plots to experimental landscapes: topography, erosion and deposition in sub‐humid badlands from Structure‐from‐Motion photogrammetry 

    Smith, Mark William; Vericat Querol, Damià (John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., 2015-04-22)
    In the last decade advances in surveying technology have opened up the possibility of representing topography and monitoring surface changes over experimental plots (<10 m2) in high resolution (~103 points m‐1). Yet the ...
  • Movements and dispersal of brown trout (Salmo trutta Linnaeus, 1758) in Mediterranean streams: influence of habitat and biotic factors 

    Aparicio, Enric; Rocaspana, Rafel; Sostoa Fernández, Adolfo de; Palau, Antoni; Alcaraz, Carles (PeerJ, 2018-10-12)
    Dispersal is a critical determinant of animal distribution and population dynamics, and is essential information for management planning. We studied the movement patterns and the influence of habitat and biotic factors on ...
  • Indices of sediment connectivity: opportunities, challenges and limitations 

    Heckmann, Tobias; Cavalli, Marco; Cerdan, Olivier; Foerster, Saskia; Javaux, Mathieu; Lode, Elve; Smetanová, Anna; Vericat Querol, Damià; Brardinoni, Francesco (Elsevier, 2018-09-14)
    Indices of connectivity are critical means for moving from qualitative to (semi-)quantitative evaluations of material (e.g., water, sediment and nutrients) transfer across the building blocks of a terrestrial system. In ...
  • Balance de agua y sedimentos durante el vaciado del embalse de Sant Llorenç de Montgai (Río Segre) 

    Béjar Maceiras, María; Vericat Querol, Damià; Palau, Antoni; Batalla, Ramon J. (Asociación Española para el Estudio del Cuaternario (AEQUA)Sociedad Española de Geomorfología (SEG), 2020-06-26)
    Reservoirs experience siltation due to total or partial sediment trapping of the materials that come from upstream (incoming load). Reservoir siltation affects hydrology, ecology and socioeconomics, as for instance loss ...
  • The importance of a small ephemeral tributary for fine sediment dynamics in a main‐stem river 

    Marteau, Baptiste; Batalla, Ramon J.; Vericat Querol, Damià; Gibbins, Chris N. (John Wiley & Sons, 2017-07-21)
    Studies of ephemeral streams have focused mainly in arid and semi‐arid regions. Such streams also occur widely in temperate regions, but much less is known about their influence on fluvial processes in main‐stem rivers ...
  • Application of Structure‐from‐Motion photogrammetry to river restoration 

    Marteau, Baptiste; Vericat Querol, Damià; Gibbins, Chris N.; Batalla, Ramon J.; Green, David (John Wiley & Sons, 2016-11-08)
    Structure‐from‐Motion (SfM) photogrammetry is now used widely to study a range of earth surface processes and landforms, and is fast becoming a core tool in fluvial geomorphology. SfM photogrammetry allows extraction of ...
  • Improvement of flood frequency analysis with historical information in different types of catchments and data series within the Ebro River basin (NE Iberian Peninsula) 

    Ruiz Bellet, Josep Lluís; Balasch Solanes, J. Carles (Josep Carles); Tuset Mestre, Jordi; Monserrate, Adrián; Sánchez, Alberto (Gebrüder Borntraeger Verlagsbuchhandlung, 2015-10-29)
    The use of historical information is acknowledged to improve frequency analysis. However, it is not well known if the degree of this improvement depends on the characteristics of both the catch-ment and the data series. ...
  • Historical, hydraulic, hydrological and meteorological reconstruction of 1874 Santa Tecla flash floods in Catalonia (NE Iberian Peninsula) 

    Ruiz Bellet, Josep Lluís; Balasch Solanes, J. Carles (Josep Carles); Tuset Mestre, Jordi; Barriendos i Vallvé, Mariano; Mazón Bueso, Jordi; Pino González, David (Elsevier, 2015-02-16)
    A multidisciplinary methodology for historical floods reconstruction was applied to 1874 Santa Tecla floods occurred in Catalonia (NE Iberian Peninsula), using both historical information and meteorological data from 20th ...
  • Meteorological and hydrological analysis of major floods in NE Iberian Peninsula 

    Pino González, David; Ruiz Bellet, Josep Lluís; Balasch Solanes, J. Carles (Josep Carles); Romero León, Laura; Tuset Mestre, Jordi; Barriendos i Vallvé, Mariano; Mazón Bueso, Jordi; Castelltort Aiguabella, F. Xavier (Elsevier, 2016-10)
    This paper analyses the meteorological conditions and the specific peak flows of 24 catastrophic floods that affected NE Iberian Peninsula in the period 1842-2000. We classify these floods according to the affected area, ...
  • Spatial variability of the relationships of runoff and sediment yield with weather types throughout the Mediterranean basin 

    Peña-Angulo, Dhais; Nadal-Romero, E.; González-Hidalgo, José Carlos; Albaladejo, J.; Andreu, V.; Bagarello, Vincenzo; Bahri, H.; Batalla, Ramon J.; Bernal, S.; Bienes, Ramón; Campo, J.; Campo-Bescós, M.A.; Canatário-Duarte, A.; Cantón, Y.; Casalí Sarasibar, Javier; Castillo, Víctor; Cerdà, Artemio; Cheggour, A.; Cid, Patricio; Cortesi, N.; Desir, Gloria; Díaz-Pereira, E.; Espigares, Tiscar; Estrany, Joan; Fernández-Raga, M.; Ferreira, C.S.S.; Ferro, Vito; Gallart, Francesc; Giménez, R.; Gimeno, E.; Gómez, J. A.; Gómez-Gutiérrez, A.; Gómez Macpherson, Helena; González-Pelayo, O.; Hueso-González, P.; Kairis, O.; Karatzas, G.P.; Klotz, S.; Kosmas, C.; Lana-Renault, N.; Lasanta, Teodoro; Latron, J.; Lázaro, R.; Le Bissonnais, Yves; Le Bouteiller, C.; Licciardello, F.; López Tarazón, José Andrés; Lucía, A.; Marín, C.; Marqués, M.J.; Martínez Fernández, José; Martínez-Mena, M.; Martínez Murillo, Juan Francisco; Mateos, Luciano; Mathys, Nicole; Merino-Martín, L.; Moreno-de-las-Heras, Mariano; Moustakas, N.; Nicolau, J.M.; Novara, A.; Pampalone, V.; Raclot, D.; Rodríguez-Blanco, M.L.; Rodrigo Comino, Jesús; Romero Díaz, María Asunción; Roose, Eric; Rubio, J.L.; Ruiz Sinoga, José Damián; Schnabel, Susanne; Senciales González, José María; Simonneaux, V.; Solé-Benet, A.; Taguas, E.V.; Taboada-Castro, M.M.; Taboada Castro, Ma. Teresa; Todisco, F.; Úbeda, Xavier; Varouchakis, E.A.; Vericat Querol, Damià; Wittenberg, L.; Zabaleta, A.; Zorn, Matija (Elsevier, 2019-02-07)
    Soil degradation by water is a serious environmental problem worldwide, with specific climatic factors being the major causes. We investigated the relationships between synoptic atmospheric patterns (i.e. weather types, ...
  • The effects of land use and topographic changes on sediment connectivity in mountain catchments 

    Llena Hernando, Manel; Vericat Querol, Damià; Cavalli, Marco; Crema, Stefano; Smith, Mark William (Elsevier, 2019-01-08)
    Understanding the evolution of sediment connectivity associated with different land use and topographic changes is a prerequisite for a better understanding of sediment budgets and sediment transport processes. We used the ...
  • IberHABITAT: evaluación de la idoneidad del hábitat físico y del hábitat potencial útil para peces. Aplicación en el río Eume 

    Sanz-Ramos, M.; Bladé, E.; Palau, Antoni; Vericat Querol, Damià; Ramos Fuertes, Anaïs (Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & FrancisGroup, 2019-09-26)
    La caracterización y cuantificación del Hábitat Potencial Útil (HPU) para peces fluviales a partir de modelos de simulación hidráulica se ha basado tradicionalmente en la utilización de modelos hidráulicos unidimensionales, ...
  • Effects of hydropeaking on bed mobility: evidence from a Pyrenean river 

    Vericat Querol, Damià; Ville, Fanny; Palau, Antoni; Batalla, Ramon J. (MDPI, 2020-01-08)
    Hydropower production involves significant impacts on the dynamics and continuity of river systems. In this paper we analyse the effects of hydropeaks on river-bed particle mobility along a 2-km river channel. For this, a ...

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