Sediment Transport in Rivers and Oceans
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Monday, January 22, 2024
2:00 – 5:00 pm CST
Presented by Gary Parker
- Introduction to rivers and deep-sea channels
- What is morphodynamics?
- Grain size distribution of river sediment
- Bankfull channel geometry
- Sediment transport in rivers
- First numerical model of morphodynamics
- Engineering problems involving sediment transport
- Sediment phenomena in the deep sea to the deep sea
- Interaction between rivers and life
- Rivers on other heavenly bodies; Titan and Mars
- Selected interesting example problems
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Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 3.0 PDHs for professional engineers in most states that allow this learning method; please refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.
HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130).
*This webinar is not approved for New York engineers.
**This webinar may offer up to 3.0 PDHs to licensed geologists in some states. HalfMoon Education has not applied for state geologist continuing education approval in states requiring such.
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Gary ParkerGrainger Distinguished Chair Emeritus, W. H. Johnson Professor of Geology, University of Illinois
Gary Parker joined the faculty of the Environmental Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering group in the summer of 2005. He holds a 75 percent appointment in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and a 25 percent appointment in the Department of Geology, where he is the W.H. Johnson Professor of Geology.
Professor Parker received a B.S. from the Department of Mechanics and Materials Science of Johns Hopkins University (1971) and a Ph.D. from the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Minnesota (1974). Before coming to the University of Illinois, he was an Institute of Technology Distinguished Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Minnesota. During the period 1995-1999, he also served as Director of the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, a water resources/fluid mechanics laboratory in the same department.
Prof. Parker was elected a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union in 2003 and received the G.K. Warren Award in Fluviatile Geomorphology in 2002. He has received the Schoemaker Award twice and the Ippen Award from the International Association of Hydraulic Research, and the Einstein Award, Hilgard Prize and Stevens Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers. In 1991 he also received the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology Outstanding Teacher Award. In addition to numerous journal articles, he has written an e-book, “1D Sediment Transport Morphodynamics with Applications to Rivers and Turbidity Currents.” Parker teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in fluid mechanics, river engineering, sediment transport.
One of Prof. Parker’s major research goals is to use the fundamental techniques of fluid mechanics and applied mathematics to treat interesting geomorphological problems. Related special research includes mechanics of river meandering; oceanic turbidity currents; sorting of mixed grain sediment by fluvial processes; bank erosion and protection using permeable dikes and vegetation; and reservoir sedimentation. Development of a mechanistic understanding of the processes involved with sediment transport in rivers and the ocean environment, and the morphologies they create, is of prime importance. River meander migration research has led to the development of computer models that predict channel shift and can therefore be used in the design of floodplain structures such as bridges, intakes, etc. In addition, research on depositional submarine fans has been found useful to oil companies as a means of helping locate oil deposits.