Bed sediment transport and channel morphology in a braided channel : insights from a flume experiment
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This thesis presents the methods and findings from an experiment aimed at relating the rate of bed-sediment transport through a reach of a braided channel to the intensity of the braiding sub-channels (anabranches) along the reach. The experiment was conducted in a large flume located at Colorado State University's Hydraulics Laboratory in Fort Collins, Colorado. No similar flume experiments have been conducted involving braided channels in a wide alluvial plain. Such experiments involve several challenging considerations that greatly complicate such experiments: braided channels are characteristically ...