James Leonard Best

1969 …2019
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2017

Experimental study of turbulent structure over permeable walls with a refractive-index-matching technique

Kim, T., Blois, G., Best, J. L. & Christensen, K. T., 2017, 10th International Symposium on Turbulence and Shear Flow Phenomena, TSFP 2017. International Symposium on Turbulence and Shear Flow Phenomena, TSFP10, Vol. 1.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

refractive index
Refractive index
experimental study
Flow interactions
Velocity measurement

Refractive index matched PIV measurements of flow around interacting barchan dunes

Bristow, N., Blois, G., Best, J. L. & Christensen, K., Jan 1 2017, 10th International Symposium on Turbulence and Shear Flow Phenomena, TSFP 2017. International Symposium on Turbulence and Shear Flow Phenomena, TSFP10, (10th International Symposium on Turbulence and Shear Flow Phenomena, TSFP 2017; vol. 2).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

barchan
refractive index
dune
Refractive index
Sediment transport
2016

Assessing the use of UAV to quantify flow processes in rivers

Blois, G., Best, J. L., Christensen, K. T., Cichella, V., Donahue, A., Hovakimyan, N., Kennedy, A. & Pakrasi, I., Jan 1 2016, River Flow - Proceedings of the International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, RIVER FLOW 2016. Hanes, D., Garcia, M. & Constantinescu, G. (eds.). CRC Press/Balkema, p. 601-607 7 p. (River Flow - Proceedings of the International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, RIVER FLOW 2016).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)
Rivers
surface water
two-dimensional flow
Water

Bed morphology and sedimentology at chute cutoffs: A case study of Mackey Bend, lower Wabash River, IL-IN

LeRoy, J. Z., Rhoads, B. L. & Best, J. L., Jan 1 2016, River Flow - Proceedings of the International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, RIVER FLOW 2016. Hanes, D., Garcia, M. & Constantinescu, G. (eds.). CRC Press/Balkema, p. 1736-1742 7 p. (River Flow - Proceedings of the International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, RIVER FLOW 2016).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Sedimentology
sedimentology
Sediments
Rivers
oxbow lake

Ecologic implications at a large junction of highly unequal discharges and sediment loads

Amsler, M. L., Blettler, M. C. M., Ezcurra De Drago, I. & Best, J. L., Jan 1 2016, River Flow - Proceedings of the International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, RIVER FLOW 2016. Hanes, D., Garcia, M. & Constantinescu, G. (eds.). CRC Press/Balkema, p. 1709-1716 8 p. (River Flow - Proceedings of the International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, RIVER FLOW 2016).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Sediments
Rivers
river
sediment
confluence

Experimental study of a coarse-gravel river bed: Elucidating the nearwall and pore-space turbulent flow physics

Kim, T., Blois, G., Best, J. L. & Christensen, K. T., Jan 1 2016, River Flow - Proceedings of the International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, RIVER FLOW 2016. Hanes, D., Garcia, M. & Constantinescu, G. (eds.). CRC Press/Balkema, p. 950-955 6 p. (River Flow - Proceedings of the International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, RIVER FLOW 2016).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Gravel
river bed
pore space
turbulent flow
Turbulent flow

Hydrodynamic interactions between biofilms and flow

Kazemifar, F., Blois, G., Aybar, M., Calleja, P. P., Nerenberg, R., Sinha, S., Hardy, R. J., Best, J. L., Sambrook Smith, G. H. & Christensen, K. T., Jan 1 2016, River Flow - Proceedings of the International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, RIVER FLOW 2016. CRC Press/Balkema, p. 2135-2139 5 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Biofilms
biofilm
Hydrodynamics
hydrodynamics
Bioremediation

Measurements of flow dynamics associated with interacting, subaqueous barchans: Exploring bedform asymmetry and threedimensionality in a novel flume environment

Bristow, N., Blois, G., Tang, Z., Barros, J. M., Best, J. L. & Christensen, K. T., 2016, River Flow - Proceedings of the International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, RIVER FLOW 2016. CRC Press/Balkema, p. 443-449 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

barchan
bedform
dune
asymmetry
Velocity measurement

Using bedform migration and orientation to infer sediment transport pathways in a sandy braided river

Unsworth, C. A., Nicholas, A. P., Ashworth, P. J., Simpson, C. J., Best, J. L., Lane, S. N., Parsons, D. R. & Sambrook Smith, G. H., Jan 1 2016, River Flow - Proceedings of the International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, RIVER FLOW 2016. Hanes, D., Garcia, M. & Constantinescu, G. (eds.). CRC Press/Balkema, p. 1138-1146 9 p. (River Flow - Proceedings of the International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, RIVER FLOW 2016).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

braided river
Sediment transport
bedform
sediment transport
Rivers
2015

Mid to late Holocene geomorphological and sedimentological evolution of the fluvial-tidal zone. Lower Columbia River, WA/OR, USA

Prokocki, E. W., Best, J. L., Ashworth, P. J., Parsons, D. R., Smith, G. H. S., Nicholas, A. P., Simpson, C. J., Wang, H., Sandbach, S. D. & Keevil, C. E., Jan 1 2015, Fluvial-Tidal Sedimentology, 2015. Ashworth, P. J., Parsons, D. R. & Best, J. L. (eds.). Elsevier, p. 193-226 34 p. (Developments in Sedimentology; vol. 68).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Holocene
river
valley
river channel
luminescence dating
2014

Modelling time dependent flow fields over three dimensional dunes

Hardy, R. J., Marjoribanks, T. I., Parsons, D. R., Reesink, A. J., Murphy, B., Ashworth, P. J. & Best, J. L., Jan 1 2014, Proceedings of the International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, RIVER FLOW 2014. CRC Press/Balkema, p. 1045-1052 8 p. (Proceedings of the International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, RIVER FLOW 2014).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

flow field
dune
bedform
modeling
large eddy simulation

Modulation of the flow structure by progressive bed forms in the meandering Wabash River

Abad, J., Frias, C., Konsoer, K., Best, J. L., Rhoads, B. L., Langendoen, E. & Garcia, M. H., 2014, Proceedings of the International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, RIVER FLOW 2014. CRC Press/Balkema, p. 1113-1117 5 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

flow structure
bedform
shear stress
river
ripple
2012

A versatile refractive-index-matched flow facility for studies of complex flow systems across scientific disciplines

Blois, G., Christensen, K. T., Best, J. L., Elliott, G. S., Austin, J., Dutton, J. C., Bragg, M., Garcia, M. H. & Fouke, B. W., 2012, 50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition. AIAA 2012-0736

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Refractive index
Fluids
Velocity measurement
Water
Reynolds number

Field methods for imaging suspended sediment dynamics and fluxes with a multi-beam echosounder

Simmons, S. M., Parsons, D. R. & Best, J. L., 2012, 11th European Conference on Underwater Acoustics 2012, ECUA 2012. PART 3 ed. Vol. 34 1. p. 792-799 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

sediments
2011

Wavelets application to study the bedforms of Parana River

Gutierrez, R. R., Abad, J. D., Parsons, D., Best, J. L. & Orfeo, O., Jul 21 2011, World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2011: Bearing Knowledge for Sustainability - Proceedings of the 2011 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress. p. 2389-2397 9 p. (World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2011: Bearing Knowledge for Sustainability - Proceedings of the 2011 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

bedform
wavelet
river
transform
election
2008

Comparisons of morphology and flow structure at two braid-bar confluences in a large river

Szupiany, R. N., Amsler, M. L., Parsons, D. R., Best, J. L. & Haydel, R., Dec 1 2008, River, Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics: RCEM 2007 - Proceedings of the 5th IAHR Symposium on River, Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics. p. 807-814 8 p. (River, Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics: RCEM 2007 - Proceedings of the 5th IAHR Symposium on River, Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics; vol. 2).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

flow structure
confluence
Flow structure
Rivers
Scour
2006
dune field
sediment transport
dune
flow structure
bottom stress

Morphology, flow and sediment transport over a natural 3D dune field: Rio Paraná, Argentina

Parsons, D. R., Best, J. L., Lane, S. N., Hardy, R. J., Kostaschuk, R., Shugar, D. & Orfeo, O., Dec 1 2006, Proceedings of the International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics - River Flow 2006. p. 997-1004 8 p. (Proceedings of the International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics - River Flow 2006; vol. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

dune field
sediment transport
dune
flow structure
bottom stress

Morphology and flow structures in a large confluence-diffluence: Rio Paraná, Argentina

Orfeo, O., Parsons, D. R., Best, J. L., Lane, S. N., Hardy, R. J., Kostaschuk, R., Szupiany, R. N. & Amsler, M. L., Dec 1 2006, Proceedings of the International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics - River Flow 2006. p. 1277-1282 6 p. (Proceedings of the International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics - River Flow 2006; vol. 2).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

flow structure
confluence
bifurcation
bed roughness
secondary flow

Three-dimensional numerical modeling of flows over a natural dune field

Hardy, R. J., Parsons, D. R., Best, J. L., Lane, S. N., Kostaschuk, R. & Orfeo, O., Dec 1 2006, Proceedings of the International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics - River Flow 2006. p. 1077-1083 7 p. (Proceedings of the International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics - River Flow 2006; vol. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

dune field
dune
topography
modeling
echo sounder
2005

Detection and quantification of suspended sediment concentration and stratification in open channel flows: Development and first results using electrical resistance tomography

Schlaberg, H. I., Baas, J. H., Wang, M., Best, J. L., Williams, R. A. & Peakall, J., Jan 1 2005, 4th World Congress in Industrial Process Tomography. International Society for Industrial Process Tomography, p. 1006-1011 6 p. (4th World Congress in Industrial Process Tomography).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open channel flow
Suspended sediments
Acoustic impedance
Tomography
Sediments
2004

Turbulence and coherent flow structures associated with bedform amalgamation: An experimental study of the ripple-dune transition

López, F., Fernandez, R. & Best, J. L., Dec 1 2004, Joint Conference on Water Resource Engineering and Water Resources Planning and Management 2000: Building Partnerships. (Joint Conference on Water Resource Engineering and Water Resources Planning and Management 2000: Building Partnerships; vol. 104).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

flow structure
ripple
bedform
Flow structure
dune