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Title: Evaluation of capacitance staffs to measure vertical accretion in tidal environments
Authors: Boyd, Brandon M.
Bryant, Duncan B.
Keywords: Sediment transport
Sedimentation and deposition
Salt marshes
Scientific apparatus and instruments
Publisher: Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Note (Dredging Operations and Environmental Research Program (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/TN DOER-D21
Abstract: This Dredging Operations and Environmental Research (DOER) Technical Note (TN) describes the effect of sediment deposition on water-level measurements taken via capacitance staff. During a field study, capacitance-type staffs used for wave measurement were buried by sediment. Analysis of this field data resulted in water-level minimums increasing through time. It was hypothesized that over time, the staffs were recording not the minimum water level but the increasing bed elevation. Laboratory experiments were designed to observe any effect of sediment burial on water-level measurements made using capacitance-type wave staffs.
Description: Technical Note
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/TN DOER-D21
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 10 pages / 924.2 Kb
Types of Materials: PDF/A
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