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Fluvial sediment concepts

Techniques of Water-Resource Investigation 03-C1

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Abstract

This report is the first of a series concerned with the measurement of and recording of information about fluvial sediment and with related environmental data needed to maintain and improve basic sediment knowledge. Concepts presented in this report involve (1) the physical characteristics of sediment which include aspects relative 'to weathering, soils, resistance to erosion, and particle size, (2) sediment erosion, transport, and deposition characteristics, which include aspects relative to fine sediment and overland flow, coarse sediment and streamflow, variations in stream sediment concentration, deposition, and denudation, (3) geomorphic considerations, which include aspects relative to the drainage basin, mass wasting, and channel properties, (4) economic aspects, and (5) data needs and program objectives to be attained through the use of several kinds of sediment records.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Fluvial sediment concepts
Series title:
Techniques of Water-Resource Investigation
Series number:
03-C1
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1970
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
Government Printing Office,
Description:
vii, 55 p. :illus. ;26 cm. Reprinted in 1978, 1989.