(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Bedload transport measurements with impact plate geophones : comparison of sensor calibration in different gravel-bed streams

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

RICKENMANN D. (1) ; TUROWSKI J.M. (1 2) ; FRITSCHI B. (1) ; WYSS C. (1) ; LARONNE J. (3) ; BARZILAI R. (3) ; REID I. (4) ; KREISLER A. (5) ; AIGNER J. (5) ; SEITZ H. (5) ; HABERSACK H. (5) ;
(1) Swiss Federal Research Inst. (WSI), Mountain Hydrology and Mass Movements, Birmensdorf, SUISSE
(2) Helmholtz Centre Potsdam, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, ALLEMAGNE
(3) Geography and Environmental Development, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev, Beer Sheva, ISRAEL
(4) Dept. of Geography, Loughborough University, Loughborough, ROYAUME-UNI
(5) Inst. of Water Management, Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering, Univ. of Natural Resources and life Sciences, Vienna, AUTRICHE


Indirect bedload transport measurements have been made with the Swiss plate geophone system in 5 gravel-bed mountain streams. At the Erlenbach in Switzerland, a moving-basket sampler was used. At the Fischbach and Ruetz streams in Austria, a Helley–Smith type bedload sampler provided the calibration measurements. A Bunte-type bedload trap was used at the Rofenache stream in Austria. At the Nahal Eshtemoa in Israel, Reid-type slot bedload samplers were used. To characterize the response of the geophone signal to bedload particles impacting on the plate, geophone summary values were calculated from the raw signal and stored at one second intervals. By comparing the calibration measurements from the different field sites and utilizing insights gained during preliminary flume experiments, it has been possible to identify the main factors that are responsible for site specific differences in the calibration coefficient. This analysis indicates that the geophone signal also contains some information about the grain size distribution of bedload


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 39, no7 [pp. 928-942]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 12 fig., 4 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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