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COMPUTATION OF FLUVIAL SEDIMENT DISCHARGE
1. Purpose and objectives
The purpose is to combine into a single handbook the necessary
information to evaluate sediment data, compute sediment discharge, and
tabulate the discharges for publication.
This report includes procedures and forms used to compile and evaluate
particle-size and concentration data, to compute fluvial sediment discharge, and to prepare sediment records for publication.
Water samples, water discharge data, and related field information.
Daily or periodic sediment records. Daily records include daily mean
concentration, suspended-sediment discharge, and periodic determination of
particle-size distribution of suspended sediment and bed material.
5. Operational requirements and restrictions
The entire operation, from collection of the sample in the field to
the laboratory analysis and the computation of the records, requires a high degree of co-ordination.
6. Form of presentation
Manual in English.
7. Operational experience
8. Originator and technical support
U.S. Geological Survey.
10. Conditions on use
|(First entered: 25 AUG 87||
Last updated: 20 SEP 88)