These are the projects the Pasternack lab is working on most intensively at this time. River Builder and River Architect are software that provide foundational tools for our projects. The theory of GCSs is something we are also actively developing behind the scenes of several projects.
Most of our funded projects fall in the category of near-census river science, so if you click on that lin it will take you into to a new menu and listing with a diversity of individual projects.
World's first open-source, procedural software for creating river terrains exactly to specification.
What scientific knowledge and technological innovations are necessary to design and build natural riverine processes and landforms?
Classification and analysis of California's channel types to aid river management.
Explore and visualize California's unimpaired streamflow patterns.
Python platform for ecohydraulic and geomorphic river & river design analysis.
Near-Census River Science
Comprehensive, spatially explicit, process-based studies using the 1-m scale as the basic building block for investigating rivers.
Geomorphic Covariance Structures
The fundamental bivariate linkages among river variables.
These are projects that the Pasternack lab has been pursuing for many years and continues to do new research and outreach to draw the most out of the work that has been done.
How may society achieve the many goals it has for its urban rivers using a blend of the available management tools at its disposal?
Waterfalls are amazing and complex natural phenomena, but we know surprising little about their hydraulics and morphodynamics.
Functional Flows Model
How many days per year does a river provides each ecological function?
What are the physical processes responsible for water, sediment, and wood fluxes throughout a watershed?
Tidal Freshwater Deltas
What are the physical-biological linkages governing tidal freshwater delta landform evolution over multiple time scales?
What are the ecophysical processes responsible for landform evolution in estuaries?
These are projects that the Pasternack lab did in the past that we are not actively pursing at this time, but which could be re-energized if of interest to sponsors and students.
What physical and chemical processes are stewing in these bizarre lakes?
Chaos in Hydrology
Is streamflow governed by chaotic dynamics?
Sediment in Irrigated Agriculture
What are the physical processes of sediment generation, transport, and deposition in irrigation-dominated agricultural catchments
Synthetic River Valleys
(This has been replaced with River Builder, but is content is preserved as introductory to that)