On statistical properties of bed load sediment concentration
Article first published online: 2 JUN 2009
Copyright 2009 by the American Geophysical Union.
Water Resources Research
Volume 45, Issue 6, June 2009
How to Cite
2009), On statistical properties of bed load sediment concentration, Water Resour. Res., 45, W06501, doi:10.1029/2008WR007192., , and (
- Issue published online: 2 JUN 2009
- Article first published online: 2 JUN 2009
- Manuscript Accepted: 16 MAR 2009
- Manuscript Revised: 10 MAR 2009
- Manuscript Received: 30 MAY 2008
- solid transport processes;
- bed load;
- sediment concentration
 Data from a long-duration laboratory experiment involving optical measurements of moving particles in a bed load layer are presented. The data analysis is focused on identification of (1) the effects of the spatial measuring scale on concentration estimates, (2) statistical and scaling properties of sediment concentration, and (3) relationships between near-bed turbulent flow and sediment motion. The obtained results are integrated into a conceptual model that can be instrumental in studying statistical properties of solid transport rate, which, in most cases, can be linearly associated with the particle concentration.