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Effects of sediment transport and seepage direction on hydraulic properties at the sediment–water interface of hyporheic settings

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2009

Citation

Rosenberry, Donald O, and Pitlick, John, 2009, Effects of sediment transport and seepage direction on hydraulic properties at the sediment–water interface of hyporheic settings: Journal of Hydrology, v. 373, iss. 3–4, p. 377-391.

Summary

Summary Relations between seepage flux and hydraulic properties are difficult to quantify in fluvial settings because of the difficulty in measuring these variables in situ. Tests conducted in a 1.5-m diameter by 1.5-m tall sediment-filled tank indicate that hydraulic gradient increased and hydraulic conductivity (K) decreased following the onset of downward seepage but both parameters were little changed following the onset of upward seepage. Reductions in K during downward seepage were more pronounced when surface-water current was sufficient to mobilize sediment on the bed. Averaged ratios of K determined during upward seepage to K determined during downward seepage (Kup/Kdown) through a sand-and-gravel bed increased from 1.4 to [...]

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Added to ScienceBase on Thu Apr 18 13:55:35 MDT 2013 by processing file <b>Hydrogeology of Lakes, Wetlands and Streams.xml</b> in item <a href="https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/504216b9e4b04b508bfd336f">https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/504216b9e4b04b508bfd336f</a>

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2009.04.030

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