Fluvial sediment concepts

Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations 03-C1



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.
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Fluvial sediment concepts
Series title Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations
Series number 03-C1
DOI 10.3133/twri03C1
Edition -
Year Published 1970
Language ENGLISH
Publisher Government Printing Office,
Description vii, 55 p. :illus. ;26 cm. Reprinted in 1978, 1989.
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