News tagged with sediment transport

Pebbles that disrupt landscapes

Transported by water or wind, sediments have a significant impact on the environment, and we cannot really quantify the magnitude of these events. A doctoral student at EPFL has proposed a new mathematical ...

May 23, 2014 5 / 5 (2) 0

Charting the slopes of sediment transport

In the Earth Surface Dynamics Lab at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) the behavior of rivers is modeled through the use of artificial rivers—flumes—through which water can be pumped at ...

Jan 29, 2014 5 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast

Researchers model behavior of stream flow

Eighty billion metric tons is an unfathomable amount to the human brain. Yet that number is the estimation of the global amount of sediment eroded on a yearly basis over the continental surface of the earth. ...

Dec 10, 2012 5 / 5 (1) 0