depth-integration sediment sampling

Method to obtain a representative discharge-weighted water-sediment sample over stream verticals, except an unmeasured zone near the streambed, by continuously compositing a portion of the water-sediment mixture as the sampler traverses the vertical at an approximately constant transit rate.

 

Source:

UNESCO/WMO International Glossary of Hydrology (2nd revised ed., 1992)

Posted on February 9, 2014 .