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Sediment transport in the Tanana River in the vicinity of Fairbanks, Alaska, 1977

Open-File Report 78-290

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Abstract

Measurements during the period of principal runoff in 1977, of suspended- and bedload-sediment transport for the Tanana River in the vicinity of Fairbanks, Alaska, show that the median particle size of suspended sediment is generaly silt (<0.062 mm) , but at some low-water discharges, the median particle size is very fine sand. The median particle size of bedload is generally gravel (>2.0 mm, and often in the range of 10 to 20 mm), but at some low transport rates, the median particle size is medium sand. At all water discharges and sediment-transport rates, the particles constituting the suspended load are significantly smaller than the particles constituting the bedload. Tables present data and computations. Most tables are followed by graphical presentation of the data. The majority of the text is devoted to explanation of tables and graphs. (Woodard-USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Sediment transport in the Tanana River in the vicinity of Fairbanks, Alaska, 1977
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
78-290
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1978
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
v, 36 p. :ill. ;27 cm.