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Characteristics of sediment discharge in the subarctic Yukon River, Alaska

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2002

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Chikita, K. A., Kemnitz, R., and Kumai, R., 2002, Characteristics of sediment discharge in the subarctic Yukon River, Alaska: Catena, v. 48, no. 4, p. 235-253.

Summary

The characteristics of sediment discharge in the Yukon River, Alaska were investigated by monitoring water discharge, water turbidity and water temperature. The river-transported sediment, 90 wt.% or more, consists of silt and clay (grain size less than or equal to 62.5 mum), which probably originated in the glacier-covered mountains mostly in the Alaska Range. For early June to late August 1999, we continuously measured water turbidity and temperature near the estuary and in the middle of Yukon River by using self-recording turbidimeters and temperature data loggers. The water turbidity (ppm) was converted to suspended sediment concentration (SSC; mg/l) of river water, using a relation between simultaneous turbidity and SSC at each [...]

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NWBLCC-20160406.xml

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