Chapter 1. Surrogate Technologies for Monitoring Suspended-Sediment Transport in Rivers

  1. Cristiano Poleto2 and
  2. Susanne Charlesworth3
  1. John R. Gray,
  2. Jeffrey W. Gartner,
  3. Chauncey W. Anderson,
  4. Gregory G. Fisk,
  5. G. Douglas Glysson,
  6. Daniel J. Gooding,
  7. Nancy J. Hornewer,
  8. Matthew C. Larsen,
  9. Jamie P. Macy,
  10. Patrick P. Rasmussen,
  11. Scott A. Wright and
  12. Andrew C. Ziegler

Published Online: 16 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317114.ch1

Sedimentology of Aqueous Systems

Sedimentology of Aqueous Systems

How to Cite

Gray, J. R., Gartner, J. W., Anderson, C. W., Fisk, G. G., Glysson, G. D., Gooding, D. J., Hornewer, N. J., Larsen, M. C., Macy, J. P., Rasmussen, P. P., Wright, S. A. and Ziegler, A. C. (2010) Surrogate Technologies for Monitoring Suspended-Sediment Transport in Rivers, in Sedimentology of Aqueous Systems (eds C. Poleto and S. Charlesworth), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317114.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Hydraulic Research Institute, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

  2. 3

    Department of Geography, Environment and Disaster Management, Coventry University, UK

Author Information

  1. United States Geological Survey, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2010
  2. Published Print: 8 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444332902

Online ISBN: 9781444317114



  • suspended-sediment-surrogate technology, in rivers;
  • USGS - US Geological Survey;
  • surrogate technology efficiency enhancing factors - cost, accuracy;
  • USGS operational suspended-sediment monitoring programs;
  • traditional suspended-sediment-sampling techniques;
  • suspended-sediment-surrogate monitoring - bulk optics


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Technological advances in suspended-sediment-surrogate monitoring

  • Summary and conclusions

  • Prospects for operational surrogate monitoring of suspended-sediment transport in rivers

  • Acknowledgments

  • References