(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2008)

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Evaluation of bedload yield in gravel-bed rivers using scour chains and painted tracers : the case of the Esconavette Torrent (Southern French Prealps)

published at : Field monitoring of bedload transport and particle entrainment : calibration efforts and new developments. Special issue

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The event-based bedload yields of a small gravel-bed river (the Esconavette Torrent) have been concomitantly determined by surveying coarse sediment deposition in a trap and by monitoring the active layer of the bed and the displacement of painted tracers. The geometry of the active layer was obtained by means of scour chains and topographic surveys. The results demonstrate that a distance between scour chains that represents 10-15% of the active channel width is sufficient for a rather accurate determination of event bedload transport rate by reconstruction of scour and fill throughout a cross-section


Thematical fascicle

published at : Geodinamica acta / ISSN 0985-3111

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1987)

Millesime : 2008, vol. 21, no 1-2 [pp. 23-34]

Bibliographic references : 38 ref.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 21088

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