on sediment transport – Lane – I love it!

On Sediment Transport – Lane – `I love it!’

Lane (citation) gave us a fantastic, and fantastically simple, `equation’ (relationship) for sediment transport in a river. It goes something like this: river flow (quantity, Q) and stream slope (or steepness, S) … go like … sediments size (diameter, D) and the amount of that size sediment that the river carries (Qs). In `equation’ form …

Q S ~ Ds Qs.

 Oh, go here: http://woodengineering.com/on-streamflow-and-sediment-transport/