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On fine sediment transport by a flood surge

Pritchard, David (2005) On fine sediment transport by a flood surge. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 543. pp. 239-248. ISSN 0022-1120

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Abstract

We develop asymptotic solutions for passive suspended sediment transport under a flood surge on a uniform slope. Our solutions provide predictions of the net scour under a surge, and simple estimates of the conditions under which it may ‘bulk up’ into a mud or debris flow, as well as illustrating their sensitivity to sediment entrainment rates.