Criteria for a Sediment Data Set

by G. Douglas Glysson, U.S. Geological Survey, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Sediment Transport Modeling


The transport of sediment through a hydrologic system or basin is an extremely complex phenomenon. Many factors affect this movement. Criteria are established for an 'ultimate' or complete sediment data set, and guidelines are given for the collection of alluvial data. The paper describes what parameters need to be measured and stored to obtain a complete sediment and hydraulic data set that could be used to compute sediment transport using any prominently known sediment-transport equation. The criteria address only the collection of data for noncohesive sediment.

Subject Headings: Sediment | Data collection | Hydrologic data | Cohesionless soils | Sediment transport | Basins | Alluvium | Parameters (statistics)

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