Entrainment of Bed Sediment by Density Underflows

by Marcelo Garcia, Univ of Minnesota, United States,
Gary Parker, Univ of Minnesota, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


The erosion caused by a density-driven underflow has been studied experimentally. The observations indicate that a strong density current can entrain substantial amounts of bed sediment.

Subject Headings: Bed materials | Density currents | Sediment transport | Bed loads | Erosion

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