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A new, instantaneous aeolian sand trap design for field use

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Jackson, DWT (1996) A new, instantaneous aeolian sand trap design for field use. SEDIMENTOLOGY, 43 (5). pp. 791-796. [Journal article]

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Abstract

A new aeolian sediment trap is described which can give up to 1 Hz measurement frequency in held conditions. The trap adopts a circular, horizontal trap design with a load cell connection to give continuous, unobtrusive trap measurement of sediment flux. Simultaneous velocity recording is carried out using an anemometer. Trap construction costs are approximately pound 200. Initial results in held conditions using a direct comparison of wind velocity data, sampled at an equivalent frequency, have given a first-order relationship between sediment flux and velocity. The trap enables simultaneous sampling of wind velocity and sediment flux at a sufficiently short interval to enable investigation of sediment transport dynamics under a variety of field conditions.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Environmental Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Environmental Sciences Research Institute
Environmental Sciences Research Institute > Coastal Systems
ID Code:3360
Deposited By:Professor Derek Jackson
Deposited On:17 Dec 2009 16:08
Last Modified:19 Oct 2010 14:26

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