Talk:Sediment transport

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Starting article[edit]

I'm turning this page into a detailed discussion of sediment transport instead of just making it a redirect to "sediment". That way, "sediment" won't have to go too deep/too far out of its basic scope, and can link to this for a more detailed description of sediment transport. I'll be editing this off and on. Awickert (talk) 19:57, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

Merger proposal[edit]

I propose that Transportation (sediment) be merged into this article, and that the "Transportation (sediment)" become a redirect to this article. 2 reasons:

  1. Transportation (sediment) is a stub without sources, while Sediment transport has a significant amount of material and verifiable sources.
  2. Sediment transport is the common name in geology and fluid mechanics for this process

Awickert (talk) 21:35, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

Articles were merged by User:Beland. Thanks. Awickert (talk) 23:13, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

To do[edit]

I'm proposing the below to-do list for this article. It's pretty extensive, but I wanted to write down a template of goals I invite other editors to modify it, add to it, and check things off as they are completed.

I'm proposing this because the article currently focuses a ton on bedload transport in rivers, which is where my knowledge lies. Awickert (talk) 06:01, 29 March 2009 (UTC)

  1. Rivers
    1. Transport types
      1. Bed load
      2. Suspended load
      3. Wash Load
    2. Relation to river channel evolution
      1. Bedrock
        1. Detachment by abrasion and plucking
      2. Alluvial
        1. Braided streams - rapid erosion and deposition
        2. Meandering streams - point bars and cut banks
        3. Bedforms
    3. Relation to other issues
      1. Land management
      2. Natural hazard
      3. Floodplain and sedimentary basin evolution
  2. Glaciers
    1. Abrasion
    2. Plucking
    3. Movement of particles within the ice mass
  3. Wind
    1. Particle transport
    2. Bedforms (ripples, dunes, etc.)
    3. Erosion by wind
  4. Hillslope
    1. Mechanisms
      1. Soil creep
      2. Tree throw
      3. Burrowing
      4. Slumping
      5. Landsliding
    2. Diffusional hillslope profile
  5. General
    1. Relationship between landscape evolution and uplift (due to increase in slope)
    2. Changes in particles as they are transported (rounding, higher % quartz)

You are missing any reference to colloidal material. (talk) 10:53, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

As a beginner I found the "Setup" and "solution" sections confused. There appears to be some duplication of equations between sections.-- (talk) 18:08, 10 April 2012 (UTC)