Assessment methodology for the backwater levels caused by ice jams: A case study of the rivers of Tom and Chulym (the Ob River drainage basin, Western Siberia, Russia)

O. G. Savichev, A. S. Tarasov, V. A. Zemtsov

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The article presents an assessment methodology for backwater levels caused by break-up or freeze-up ice jams. Ice jam induced backwater effects reflect changes in water and ice balance in a stream reach. The balance, in turn, depends on the ratio of thermal and dynamic factors of ice events formation. The methodology based on a scheme of jammed river longitudinal profile has been proposed and tested using the observation data on the rivers of Tom and Chulym, and it has been shown that the accuracy of assessment is around 2-12% of the measured values.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012005
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 2019
Event3rd International Conference of the Siberian Environmental Change Network, SecNet 2018 - Salekhard, Russian Federation
Duration: 26 Sep 201830 Sep 2018


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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