Archive Prof. Eng. J.J. Peters

About the archive

In 2012 we lost Jean Jacques Peters, former engineer of Flanders Hydraulics Research (1964 till 1979) and international expert in sediment transport, river hydraulics and morphology. As a tribute to him we have created potamology, a virtual memorial archive whose aim is to preserve and disseminate his way of thinking and his morphological approach to river problems all over the world.
This archive provides four modules, each with its specific information set relevant to Peters’ work. Where available and if not confidential, there will also be access to the full text. In dialogue with Peters’ family we continue to make his life’s work accessible.


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Mexico - Improving the Meteorological and Hydrological Network in Mexico | PROMMA

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Period: 1998 till 2005
Status: Completed

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Abstract:
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) requested the assistance of J.J. Peters for reviewing the sediment gauging practice in Mexico and to make proposals to improve the sediment gauging network for all Mexican rivers. From the start and after having visited many gauging stations on a whole range of rivers, J.J. Peters proposed a pragmatic approach based on the selection of a limited number of samplers (mainly US DH-59 and BL-84) and to organise the sediment surveys in relation with practical problems, such as siltation in dam reservoirs, morphological problems created downstream of dams and effects of catastrophic floods in mountain rivers. During the project, 3 test sites were selected:
  • El Novillero, a hilly stream in Chiapas that had experienced in 1998 a catastrophic event with a change in river course
  • Rio Balsas, a major stream discharging in the Pacific Ocean, to gauge the influx of sediment to the Caracol dam reservoir
  • Rio Grijalva, a major stream discharging in the Gulf of Mexico, on the lower reach experiencing since thirty years severe effects of the building of 4 dams

With a comprehensive survey campaign the causes of the morphological changes downstream of the dams were identified. At the end of the PROMMA project, the Ministry of Water requested the design of structures and measures to curb the negative impact of dam operations. This project has now been initiated and will start with a diagnostic study to identify exactly the processes. The river works proposed made by J.J. Peters will be implemented if the diagnostic he made would be confirmed by the study.

Publications (16)  Top | Institute 
  • Peters, J.J. (2001). Contexto geomorfológico: las cuencas altas [PRESENTATION]. World Meteorological Organization (WMO): [s.l.]. 32 slides pp., more
  • Peters, J.J. (2004). Diagnostico potamologico del Bajo Grijalva [PRESENTATION]. World Meteorological Organization (WMO): [s.l.]. 15 slides pp., more
  • Peters, J.J. (2001). Fluviomorfología en relación a ingeniería fluvial [PRESENTATION]. World Meteorological Organization (WMO): [s.l.]. 11 slides pp., more
  • Peters, J.J. (2004). La bifurcacion Mezcalapa-Samaria-Carrizal del Bajo Grijalva - sitio piloto para la parte "sedimento" del PROMMA [PRESENTATION]. World Meteorological Organization (WMO): [s.l.]. 38 slides pp., more
  • Peters, J.J. (2004). Mediciones 2000-2004 para los estudios de potamología en el Bajo Grijalva [PRESENTATION]. World Meteorological Organization (WMO): [s.l.]. 40 slides pp., more
  • Peters, J.J. (2001). Morfología de los ríos aluviales [PRESENTATION]. World Meteorological Organization (WMO): [s.l.]. 15 slides pp., more
  • Peters, J.J. (2001). Parte 1. Hidráulica fluvial: el génesis y el comportamiento de los ríos tal como determinado por cambios naturales y antrópicos [PRESENTATION]. World Meteorological Organization (WMO): [s.l.]. 7 slides pp., more
  • Peters, J.J. (2002). Parte 2 fluviomorfología y geomorfología [PRESENTATION]. [S.n.]: [s.l.]. 37 slides pp., more
  • Peters, J.J. (2001). Parte 2. Hidráulica fluvial: nociones básicas con relación en los estudios de ingeniería fluvial [PRESENTATION]. World Meteorological Organization (WMO): [s.l.]. 22 slides pp., more
  • Peters, J.J. (2002). Parte 3 (a) la medición del sedimento métodos y aparatos (1) [PRESENTATION]. [S.n.]: [s.l.]. 13 slides pp., more
  • Peters, J.J. (2002). Parte 3 (b) la medición del sedimento métodos y aparatos (2) [PRESENTATION]. [S.n.]: [s.l.]. 12 slides pp., more
  • Peters, J.J. (2002). Parte 3 (c) la medición del sedimento métodos y aparatos (3) [PRESENTATION]. [S.n.]: [s.l.]. 24 slides pp., more
  • Peters, J.J. (2002). Parte 4 La medición del sedimento métodos y aparatos [PRESENTATION]. [S.n.]: [s.l.]. 9 slides pp., more
  • Peters, J.J. (2000). Programa de monitoreo de sedimentos [PRESENTATION]. [S.n.]: [s.l.]. 38 slides pp., more
  • Peters, J.J. (2002). Seminario sobre sedimentos y el uso de datos, Cuernavaca, Morelos , 29-31 de Octubre de 2002 [PRESENTATION]. [S.n.]: [s.l.]. 50 slides pp., more
  • Peters, J.J. (2002). Taller sobre el uso de datos de sedimento: interpretación de datos de campo: muestras del lecho y de transporte, topo-batimetría y hidráulica [PRESENTATION]. [S.n.]: [s.l.]. 36 slides pp., more

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