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81 Erosion Monitoring

Part 7. Erosion and Sedimentation

  1. Bent Hasholt

Published Online: 15 APR 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470848944.hsa083

Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences

Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences

How to Cite

Hasholt, B. 2006. Erosion Monitoring. Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences. 7:81.

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  1. University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2006


First the need for and relevance or erosion monitoring is stated, and then definitions, terms and classifications of the topic are described. The monitoring is treated for active erosive agents under natural conditions and at different scales. Monitoring in controlled systems and in laboratory experiments are treated separately. Special emphasis is on problem encountered in monitoring programs. References on key instrumentation are provided.


  • erosion monitoring;
  • erosive agents;
  • types of erosion