Fluvial Research Group
In the Fluvial Research Group we study riverine systems in order to better understand  the processes acting within catchments and in river channels. Our research concentrates on past, present and future river dynamics. In addition to open water processes, we focus on influence of ice cover on river behaviour as well. We are especially interested in changing river environments and in how human interaction with these systems affects natural processes, leading to changes e.g. in flow regimes and erosion-sedimentation processes. In order to advance river research we develop new methods in river surveying, channel morphology-, hydraulic- and watershed-modelling. 
Methodologically, we focus on laser scanning, sediment transport sampling, mobile current profiling and bathymetric modelling. In addition to our main research focus on the sub-arctic, we also work in Spain, the USA and Iceland. main_page_4.jpg

 Latest publications

Kasvi, E., Laamanen, L.,  Lotsari, E., Alho, P. 2017. Flow patterns and morphological changes in a sandy meander bend during a flood – spatially and temporally intensive ADCP measurement approach. Accepted to Water.

Kämäri, M., Alho, P., Colpaert, Lotsari, E. 2017. Spatial variation of river-ice thickness in a meandering river. Accepted to Cold Regions Science and Technology.

Baker, V. R., Bjornstad, B. N., Gaylord, D. R., Smith, G. A., Meyer, S. E., Alho, P., Sweeney, M. R., Breckenridge R.M.,  Zreda, M. 2016. Pleistocene megaflood landscapes of the Channeled Scabland. Field Guides, 41, 1 – 73. Geological Society of America.

Winsemann, J., Alho, P., Laamanen, L., Goseberg, N., Lang, J., Klostermann, J. 2016. Flow dynamics, sedimentation and erosion of glacial lake outburst floods along the Middle Pleistocene Scandinavian Ice Sheet (northern central Europe). Boreas 45: 260–283.

Lotsari, E., V. Thorndycraft & P. Alho. 2015.
Prospects and challenges of simulating river channel response to future climate change. Progress in Physical Geography, 39:4 483 - 513.

Kämäri, M., P. Alho, N. Veijalainen, J. Aaltonen, M. Huokuna & E. Lotsari. 2015. River ice cover influence on sediment transportation at present and under projected hydro-climatic conditions.
Hydrological Processes, 29:22, 4738-4755.

Kasvi, E., M. Vaaja, H. Kaartinen, A. Kukko, A. Jaakkola, C. Flener, H. Hyyppä J. Hyyppä & P. Alho. 2015.Sub-bend scale flow–sediment interaction of meander bends—A combined approach of field observations, close-range remote sensing and computational modelling. Geomorphology, 238, 119-134.  

Flener, C. 2015. Remote sensing for three-dimensional modelling of hydromorphology. Annales Universitatis Turkuensis A II 302.

Kasvi, E. 2015. Fluvio-morphological processes of meander bends-Combining conventional field measurements, close-range remote sensing and computational modelling. Annales Universitatis Turkuensis A II 298.

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