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Proceedings of the Federal Interagency Sediment Monitoring Instrument and
Analysis Research Workshop,
September 9-11, 2003, Flagstaff, Arizona

U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1276
Edited by John R. Gray
Sponsored by the Subcommittee on Sedimentation of the
Advisory Committee on Water Information

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Abstract

The Advisory Committee on Water Information's Subcommittee on Sedimentation sponsored the Federal Interagency Sediment Monitoring Instrument and Analysis Research Workshop on September 9-11, 2003, at the U.S. Geological Survey Flagstaff Field Center, Arizona. The workshop brought together a diverse group representing most Federal agencies whose mission includes fluvial-sediment issues; academia; the private sector; and others with interests and expertise in fluvial-sediment monitoring – suspended sediment, bedload, bed material, and bed topography – and associated data-analysis techniques. The workshop emphasized technological and theoretical advances related to measurements of suspended sediment, bedload, bed material and bed topography, and data analyses. This workshop followed and expanded upon part of the 2002 Federal Interagency Workshop on Turbidity and Other Sediment Surrogates, which initiated a process to provide national standards for measurement and use of turbidity and other sediment-surrogate data.

This report provides a description of the salient attributes of the workshop and related information, major deliberations and findings, and principal recommendations. This information is available for evaluation by the Subcommittee on Sedimentation, which may opt to develop an action plan based on the recommendations that it endorses for consideration by the Advisory Committee on Water Information.

Table of Contents

Executive Summary

Introduction to the Proceedings of the Federal Interagency Sediment Monitoring
Instrument and Analysis Research Workshop, September 9-11, 2003,
Flagstaff, Arizona

Breakout Session I, Suspended-Sediment Measurement: Data Needs, Uncertainty, and
New Technologies

Breakout Session II, Bedload-Transport Measurement: Data Needs, Uncertainty, and
New Technologies

Breakout Session III, Bed-Material and Bed-Topography Measurement: Data Needs, Uncertainty, and New Technologies

Breakout Session IV, Sediment Data: Management, Sediment-Flux Computations, and Estimates from New Technologies

Appendix 1: Matrix of selected information gleaned from the four breakout sessions
as compiled in the second plenary session of the Federal Interagency
Sediment Monitoring Instrument and Analysis Research Workshop, September 9-11, 2003, Flagstaff, Arizona

Appendix 2: List of registrants and respective affiliation for the Federal Interagency
Sediment Monitoring Instrument and Analysis Research Workshop,
September 9-11, 2003, Flagstaff, Arizona

Appendix 3: Breakout session attendees as recorded by respective breakout session
leaders, Sediment Monitoring Instrument and Analysis Research Workshop, September 9-11, 2003, Flagstaff, Arizona

Appendix 4: Extended abstracts submitted as part of the Federal Interagency Sediment Monitoring Instrument and Analysis Research Workshop, September 9-11, 2003, Flagstaff, Arizona


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