An assessment of the accuracy of the Spatial Integration Method (SIM) for estimating coarse bedload transport in gravel-bedded streams using tracers


Sear, D.A., Lee, M.W.E., Carling, P.A., Oakey, R.J. and Collins, M.B. (2003) An assessment of the accuracy of the Spatial Integration Method (SIM) for estimating coarse bedload transport in gravel-bedded streams using tracers. In, Bogen, J. (ed.) Erosion and Sediment Transport Measurements in Rivers. Wallingford, UK, IAHS Press, 164-171. (IAHS Publication 283).

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The accurate estimation of coarse sediment transport rate remains one of the goals of geomorphological and engineering studies of river channels. This paper describes an experiment designed to assess the accuracy of the Spatial Integration Method (SIM) of determining sediment transport rate or yield, using passive tracers. Tracer dispersion results are presented from five events of different magnitude. The study concludes that the SIM is capable of producing estimates of sediment transport rate that correspond with trapped values. Sources of error are quantified and guidance is given on the appropriate methods for deploying passive tracers for the estimation of coarse sediment transport rates.

Item Type: Book Section
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Subjects: Q Science > QE Geology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GC Oceanography
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Geography > Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Ocean & Earth Science (SOC/SOES)
ePrint ID: 11196
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2004
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:03
Publisher: IAHS Press
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/11196

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