Research Spotlight: Laboratory experiments help to better define stream erosion and deposition
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 91, Issue 49, page 468, 7 December 2010
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2010), Research Spotlight: Laboratory experiments help to better define stream erosion and deposition, Eos Trans. AGU, 91(49), 468–468, doi:10.1029/EO091i049p00468-04., and (
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Streams and rivers, through eroding banks and depositing sediment, are primary agents of change to Earth' landscapes. At a fundamental level, such erosion and deposition are dependent on bed load transport—the motion of particles rolling, sliding, or traveling in a succession of slow jumps, or saltations, along the bed of a stream. Bed load transport governs processes such as river bed morphology and the rate at which a river incises relief. Yet despite the importance of bed load transport, little is known about the physics behind erosion and deposition at the grain scale.