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Variability of bed mobility in natural, gravel-bed channels and adjustments to sediment load at local and reach scalesAuthor(s): Thomas E. Lisle; Jonathan M. Nelson; John Pitlick; Mary Ann Madej; Brent L. Barkett
Source: Water Resources Research 36(12): 3743-3755.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionAbstract - Local variations in boundary shear stress acting on bed-surface particles control patterns of bed load transport and channel evolution during varying stream discharges. At the reach scale a channel adjusts to imposed water and sediment supply through mutual interactions among channel form, local grain size, and local flow dynamics that govern bed mobility.
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CitationLisle, Thomas E.; Nelson, Jonathan M.; Pitlick, John; Madej, Mary Ann; Barkett, Brent L. 2000. Variability of bed mobility in natural, gravel-bed channels and adjustments to sediment load at local and reach scales. Water Resources Research 36(12): 3743-3755.
KeywordsPSW4351, bed mobility, boundary shear stress, bed load transport, channel evolution
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