Monitoring Gravel Movement Using Radio Transmitters

by Edward F. Chacho, Jr., USA Cold Regions Research and, Engineering Lab, Ft Wainwright, United States,
William W. Emmett, USA Cold Regions Research and, Engineering Lab, Ft Wainwright, United States,
Robert L. Burrows, USA Cold Regions Research and, Engineering Lab, Ft Wainwright, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering

Abstract: Radio transmitters were used to track the movement of coarse sediment particles in a mountain river during a period of high flow and high bed mobility. Transport was characterized by episodes of sediment movement separated by long rest periods. Travel distance ranged from 347 to 1065 m during the 2- to 4.5-hr study period.

Subject Headings: Sediment transport | Particles | Rivers and streams | Gravels | Mountains | Probe instruments | Tracking | River flow

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