These experiments use an inflow to transport sediment and build sedimentary deposits. Under the subaqeuous basin condition, the basin is filled with fresh water and a density current is generated using saline solution. Under the subaerial basin condition, fresh water is supplied to the basin.
Submitted by alimaye on Fri, 06/16/2017 - 14:03
Basin for fluvial sediment transport experiments, including density currents. Two slope breaks in the basin favor sediment deposition, with a maximum accomodation space of approximately 5 cm. The bed slope is adjustable. Pumps are used to supply inflow and to control the water level.
Data acquisition options include overheard photos and topographic scanning.
Size: 4.0 m x 1.0 m x 0.5 m (length, width, height)
Submitted by leslie on Fri, 09/05/2014 - 13:54
Data from the manuscript Sklar and Dietrich, Sediment and rock strength controls on river incision into bedrock, Geology, v. 29, no. 12, p. 1087-1090.