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An improved bedload samplerAuthor(s): Jack Lewis
Source: In: Fan, S. and Y.H. Kuo, eds., Fifth Federal Interagency Sedimentation Conference Proceedings, 18-21 March 1991, Las Vegas, NV. 6-1 to 6-8.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionAbstract - Improvements upon the Birkbeck bedload sampler (Reid et al., 1980) were implemented in the North Fork of Caspar Creek, a gravel-bedded stream draining 383 ha in northern coastal California. Bedload sediment falls through a slotted plate covering a .125-m3 steel box set within a formed concrete pit in the streambed. In the original Birkbeck design, a water-filled pressure pillow beneath the box responded to the weight of accumulating sediment and the overlying water column.
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CitationLewis, Jack. 1991. An improved bedload sampler. In: Fan, S. and Y.H. Kuo, eds., Fifth Federal Interagency Sedimentation Conference Proceedings, 18-21 March 1991, Las Vegas, NV. 6-1 to 6-8.
KeywordsPSW4351, Caspar Creek, Birbeck bedload sampler, sediment, data logger, bedload transport rates
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