Principles of Physical Modelling of Bedforms Under Waves and Currents

  • G. SimarroEmail author
  • Á. Galán


Physical modelling in laboratory is a powerful tool to understand the main mechanisms that drive some processes observed in the nature. In this chapter we provide a brief but general overview of the principles of physical modelling, using the bedform dynamics as an example of application.


Laboratory experiments Physical modelling Scale effects Wave-current Bedforms Wave-induced ripples 



This research was supported by the project BUS2 (CGL2011-22964). G. Simarro is supported by the Spanish Government through the Ramón y Cajal programme.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut de Ciències del Mar, CSICBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Universidad de Castilla-la ManchaCiudad RealSpain

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