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Sediment Transport Primer: Estimating Bed-Material Transport in Gravel-Bed Rivers
Watershed Sciences Faculty Publications
  • Peter Richard Wilcock, Utah State University
  • J. Pitlick
  • Y. Cui
Document Type
Article
Publisher
Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station
Publication Date
1-1-2009
Abstract
This primer accompanies the release of BAGS, software developed to calculate sediment transport rate in gravel-bed rivers. BAGS and other programs facilitate calculation and can reduce some errors, but cannot ensure that calculations are accurate or relevant. This primer was written to help the software user define relevant and tractable problems, select appropriate input, and interpret and apply the results in a useful and reliable fashion. It presents general concepts, develops the fundamentals of transport modeling, and examines sources of error. It introduces the data needed and evaluates different options based on the available data. Advanced expertise is not required.
Citation Information
Wilcock, P; Pitlick, J; Cui, Y. 2009. Sediment Transport Primer: Estimating Bed-Material Transport in Gravel-bed Rivers. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-226. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station