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4L (2020-2022): Bedload Monitoring of Ephemeral Streams 2022 Nodal Portion

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FDSN code 4L (2020-2022) Network name Bedload Monitoring of Ephemeral Streams 2022 Nodal Portion (Bedload_Monitoring 2022 Nodes)
Start year 2020 Operated by
  • New Mexico Tech, United States of America
End year 2022 Deployment region -

We will deploy broadband and node seismometers along reaches of ephemeral streams in New Mexico and Israel in conjunction with modern in-stream measurements of sediment transport. Bedload flux is fundamental to river dynamics and landscape evolution, yet representative measurement of this key parameter is inhibited by its spatial and temporal variability as well as the challenge of sampling in high-energy environments without altering transport. Surrogate methods are a promising approach, yet calibration remains a challenge, and the lower grain size limit of detection is uncertain. This project will build up from direct bedload measurements, to acoustic surrogates, to seismic monitoring, providing vital field data that will enable the advance of fluvial seismology.

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Digital Object Identifier (DOI) 10.7914/SN/4L_2020
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