Composition and bulk properties of Dorset river gravels

Carling, P.A. (1983) Composition and bulk properties of Dorset river gravels. Windermere, UK, Freshwater Biological Association, 19pp. (WIT/73/16).

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Considerable interest has been expressed in the composition of the stream gravels, the movement of bed materials and the relationship of sediment composition, packing and siltation of void space to invertebrate ecology. In the autumn of 1982, freeze-samples of gravel were obtained in Dorset streams. Data were required on the depth of salmonid egg pocke and were part of a broader investigation of regional variation in the independent variables of salmonid fish length, gravel size, current velocity and the resultant dependent variable ~egg burial depth. The Dorset river gravels examined are bimodal. The grain size distribution may be resolved into two near-normal frequency distributions interpreted as representing a primary framework or lattice of gravel particles into which a secondary matrix population of sand particles has penetrated.

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Composition and bulk properties of Dorset river gravels
Personal Creator/Author:
Carling, P.A.
Number of Pages: 19
Date: 1983
Publisher: Freshwater Biological Association
Place of Publication: Windermere, UK
Issuing Agency: Freshwater Biological Association
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rivers; Grain flow; Granulometry; Detritus; England; Dorset
Subjects: Ecology
Item ID: 5103
Depositing User: Hardy B Schwamm
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2011 17:42
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 15:24
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