Articles | Volume 24, issue 7
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 3513–3537, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-3513-2020
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 3513–3537, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-3513-2020

Research article 14 Jul 2020

Research article | 14 Jul 2020

Automatic identification of alternating morphological units in river channels using wavelet analysis and ridge extraction

Mounir Mahdade et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (06 Oct 2019) by Theresa Blume
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RR by Gregory Pasternack (04 May 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (07 May 2020) by Theresa Blume
AR by Mounir MAHDADE on behalf of the Authors (28 May 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (11 Jun 2020) by Theresa Blume
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We present an automatic procedure based on wavelet ridge extraction to identify some characteristics of alternating morphological units (e.g., pools to riffles). We used four hydro-morphological variables (velocity, hydraulic radius, bed shear stress, local channel direction angle). We find that the wavelengths are consistent with the values of the literature, and the use of a multivariate approach yields more robust results and ensures a consistent covariance of flow variables.