Explanation of the criteria for classification and numbering of components     E09.2.04
(DEC 99)
Explanation of the dates on the component's description



1.   Purpose and objectives

     To provide some knowledge of fluvial sedimentation and its implications in order that the hydrologist can better understand why sediment data are needed and where to make what kind of measurements.

2.   Description

     Concepts presented in this report involve:

     a. The physical characteristics of sediment which include aspects relative to weathering, soils,          resistance to erosion, and particle size.

     b. Sediment erosion, transport, and deposition characteristics.

     c. Geomorphological considerations which include aspects relative to the drainage basin, mass                wasting, and channel properties.

     d. Economic aspects.

     e. Data needs and program objectives.

3.   Input

      Not applicable.

4.   Output

      Not applicable.

5.   Operational requirements and restrictions

      Not applicable.

6.   Form of presentation

      Manual in English.

7.   Operational experience


8.   Originator and technical support

      U.S. Geological Survey.

9.   Availability

      From the HOMS National Reference Centre for USA.

10.  Conditions on use



Reclassified from A00.0.05  MAY 1993
(First entered: 25 AUG 87

Last updated: 26 MAY 93)