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Bedform Sedimentology Site—ripples, dunes, and cross-bedding

Software available for download

MATLAB code for Mac or PC

USGS Open-File Report 2005-1272
"Bedforms 4.0: MATLAB Code for Simulating Bedforms and Cross-Bedding"
By David M. Rubin and Carissa L. Carter

Grain-Size Toolbox

Grain Size from Digital Images of Sediment
Computer code available in different formats

Cobble Cam

Download the code from this page

Warrick, J.A., Rubin, D.M., Ruggiero, P., Harney, J., Draut, A.E., and Buscombe, D., 2009, Cobble cam: grain-size measurements of sand to boulder from digital photographs and autocorrelation analyses: Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 34, 1811-1821, doi:10.1002/esp.1877. (834 K PDF)
Code for grain size of sand, gravel, and cobbles
The following files can be used to conduct 'Cobble Cam' grain size analyses on digital photographs as described in Warrick et al. (2009). Please see the read_me.rtf file for more information.

Old PC software for simulating ripple and dune bedforms and crossbedding, no longer maintained

To download these files to your hard drive:

  1. point your mouse at the filename link,
  2. right-click, and
  3. from the pop-up menu choose either "Save target link as" -or- "Download link to disk" -or- "Save this link as".
    The exact wording depends on your Web browser.

FORTRAN source code for bedform and cross-bedding simulation


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