Downstream fining by selective deposition in a laboratory flume.

@article{Paola1992DownstreamFB,
  title={Downstream fining by selective deposition in a laboratory flume.},
  author={Chris Paola and Gary Parker and R Seal and Sunil K. Sinha and Jeffrey Southard and Peter Richard Wilcock},
  journal={Science},
  year={1992},
  volume={258 5089},
  pages={1757-60}
}
There has long been debate about the relative importance of abrasion versus selective deposition of the coarsest clasts in causing downstream fining of sediment in river systems. Although high fining rates observed in many natural rivers seem to require strong selective deposition, the ability of selective deposition to produce downstream size sorting has never been measured under controlled conditions. In an experiment using a long flume and a poorly sorted, bimodal gravel feed, downstream… CONTINUE READING
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