he Model of Riverine PHysical form and Eco-geomorphic Dynamics (MoRPHED) computes sediment transport and channel evolution in gravel-bed rivers. Initially developed for braided rivers, MoRPHED simplifies sediment transport by mobilizing particles downstream according to a user-specified path length distribution. In effect, MoRPHED simplifies the numerical simulation of geomorphic processes, allowing longer simulations at better resolution.
MoRPHED was originally conceptualized, and is written, by Alan Kasprak, Konrad Hafen, and Joe Wheaton at Utah State University. Extensive development assistance was provided by Philip Bailey (North Arrow Research), Matt Nahorniak (South Fork Research), James Brasington (Queen Mary University of London), and James Hensleigh, Sara Bangen, and Eric Wall (all of Utah State University).