Application of the STIR Model to a Small River at Different River Flow Rates

Steve G. Wallis*, Eleonora Dallan

*Corresponding author for this work

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    The parameters of the STIR model, used with only one storage zone, were estimated by optimizing the model to a set of tracer data collected in the Murray Burn in Edinburgh. The results for cross-sectional area and dispersion coefficient were consistent with those from an independent analysis of the same data. The dispersion and transient storage parameter results suggest that the upper part of study site has different longitudinal mixing characteristics to other parts of the study site, which reflects differences in the geomorphology along the channel.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationRecent Trends in Environmental Hydraulics
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Electronic)9783030371050
    ISBN (Print)9783030371043
    Publication statusPublished - 2020

    Publication series

    NameGeoPlanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences
    ISSN (Print)2190-5193
    ISSN (Electronic)2190-5207


    • Dispersion
    • Rivers
    • Solute transport
    • STIR model
    • Transient storage

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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