Influence of emergent macrophyte (Phragmites australis) density on water turbulence and erosion of organic-rich sediment

@article{Horppila2013InfluenceOE,
  title={Influence of emergent macrophyte (Phragmites australis) density on water turbulence and erosion of organic-rich sediment},
  author={J. Horppila and Joni Kaitaranta and L. Joensuu and L. Nurminen},
  journal={Journal of Hydrodynamics},
  year={2013},
  volume={25},
  pages={288-293}
}
The effects of the emergent macrophyte Phragmites australis on water turbulence, bottom shear velocity and water turbidity were experimentally studied with the stem densities 0 stems/m2–100 stems/m2 and using organic-rich sediment. It is found that the maximum root-mean-square (rms) velocity and shear velocity decrease linearly with increasing stem density. By affecting the height of peak turbulence values, emergent plants can thus lower the frequency of sediment erosion events. Additionally… Expand
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