Field techniques for the classification of near-bed flow regimes
Article first published online: 29 MAY 2006
Volume 29, Issue 3, pages 377–383, June 1993
How to Cite
YOUNG, W.J. (1993), Field techniques for the classification of near-bed flow regimes. Freshwater Biology, 29: 377–383. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2427.1993.tb00772.x
- Issue published online: 29 MAY 2006
- Article first published online: 29 MAY 2006
- (Manuscript accepted 29 October 1992)
- 1The equipment and methods needed for collecting the data required for near-bed flow regime classification are detailed.
- 2To illustrate appropriate procedures for data analysis, data collected from four cobble bed streams are used to classify near-bed flow regimes both at the measured depth and at estimated bankfull depth.
- 3Implications of the resulting classifications are discussed from a limnological perspective. It is concluded that while the biological relevance of near-bed flow regimes has not been formally established, the terms ‘pool’, ‘run’, and ‘riffle’ are not always useful for differentiating between habitats in the near-bed zone.