Operational hydrology report (OHR) – 16 : Measurement of river sediments (WMO-No. 561)
Operational hydrology report (OHR) No. 16
Measurement of river sediments
Prepared by the Rapporteur on Sediment Transport of the Commission for Hydrology
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
This report is a review of equipment and techniques for measuring sediment discharge in alluvial rivers. After an introductory discussion on classifying river sediments, there is an examination of the measurement of suspended sediment, bed load and total load and the sampling of bed material.