Selected Fluvial-Sediment Publications & Video Products

A list of some of the publications and training videos is provided that is relevant to sediment data collection, sample and data analyses, and monitoring design (clickable to access respective paper):

 
Traditional Data-Collection and –Analysis Techniques:

  • Edwards, T.E., and Glysson, G.D., 1999, Field methods for measurement of fluvial sediment: U.S. Geological Survey Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations Book 3, Chapter C2, 99 p. (http://pubs.usgs.gov/twri/twri3-c2/).
  • Gray J.R., and Landers M.N., 2014, Measuring Suspended Sediment. In: Ahuja S. (ed.) Comprehensive Water Quality and Purification: United States of America, Elsevier, vol. 1, p. 157-204 (http://water.usgs.gov/osw/techniques/sediment/gray_landers_elsevier_chapter_12_10_17_2013.pdf).
  • Diplas, Panyiotis, Kuhle, R.A., Gray, J.R., Glysson, G.D., and Edwards, T.K., 2008, Sediment transport measurements, in, Marcelo Garcia, ed., Sedimentation Engineering – Processes, Measurements, Modeling, and Practice, American Society of Civil Engineers Manual 110, chapter 5, p. 305-351 (http://water.usgs.gov/osw/techniques/Diplas_Kuhnle_others.pdf).
  • Gray, J.R., and Simões, F.J.M., 2008, Estimating sediment discharge, in, Marcelo Garcia, ed., Sedimentation Engineering – Processes, Measurements, Modeling, and Practice, American Society of Civil Engineers Manual 110, Appendix D, p. 1065-1086 (http://water.usgs.gov/osw/techniques/Gray_Simoes.pdf).
  • Nolan, K.M., Gray, J.R., and Glysson, G.D., 2005, Introduction to suspended-sediment sampling: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2005-5077 (http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/pubs/sir/sir20055077), also available on CD-ROM.
  • Koltun, G.F., Eberle, Michael, Gray, J.R., and Glysson, G.D., 2006, User’s Manual for the Graphical Constituent Loading Analysis System (GCLAS): U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods Book 4, Chap. C1, 50 p. (http://pubs.usgs.gov/tm/2006/tm4C1/).
  • Gray, J.R., and Landers, M.N., 2015, History of the Federal Interagency Sedimentation Project: Proceedings of the 10th Federal Interagency Sedmentation Conference, Reno, Nevada, 13 p.
  • Gray, J.R., and O’Halloran, Denis, 2015, Maximizing the reliability and cost-effectiveness of your suspended-sediment data: Proceedings of the 10th Federal Interagency Sedmentation Conference, Reno, Nevada, 14 p.

 

Sediment-Surrogate Technologies:

  • Gray, J.R., and Gartner, J.W., 2010, Overview of selected surrogate technologies for high-temporal resolution suspended-sediment monitoring: Proceedings of the Joint Federal Interagency (9th Sedimentation, and 4th Hydrologic Modeling) Conferences, June 27–July 1, Las Vegas, Nevada, 12 p. (http://acwi.gov/sos/pubs/2ndJFIC/Contents/3C_Gray_surrogates_3_3_2010_paper.pdf).
  • Gray, J.R., and Gartner, J.W., 2010, Surrogate technologies for monitoring bed-load transport in rivers, in, Poleto, Cristiano, and Charlesworth, Susanne, eds., Sedimentology of Aqueous Systems, London: Wiley-Blackwell, Chapter 2, p. 45-79 (http://water.usgs.gov/osw/techniques/sed_aq_sys_chap_2_pdf_from_wb_3_16_2010.pdf).
  • Gray, J.R., Laronne, J.B., and Marr, J.D.G, 2010, Bedload-surrogate monitoring technologies: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010-5091, 37 p. (http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2010/5091/).
  • Gray, J. R., and Gartner, J.W., 2009, Technological advances in suspended-sediment surrogate monitoring: Invited Paper, Water Resources Research, Vo. 45, W00D29, doi:10.1029/2008WR007063, 20 p. (http://water.usgs.gov/osw/techniques/2008WR007063.pdf).
  • Rasmussen, P.P., Gray, J.R., Glysson, G.D., and Ziegler, A.C., 2009, Guidelines and procedures for computing time-series suspended-sediment concentrations and loads from in-stream turbidity-sensor and streamflow data: U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods book 3, chapter. C4, 53 p. (http://pubs.usgs.gov/tm/tm3c4/).
  • Gray, J.R., (ed), 2005, Proceedings of the Federal Interagency Sediment Monitoring Instrument and Analysis Research Workshop, September 9-11, 2003, Flagstaff, Arizona: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1276, 46 p. (http://water.usgs.gov/pubs/circ/2005/circ1276/).

 
Nework-Design Monitoring Programs:

  • Gray, J.R., and Demas, C.R., in press, Measuring Sediment Transport in Large Rivers: 15 pages, submitted for publication in an international publication through editor Desmond Walling, University of Exeter, England, June 2013.
  • Gray, J.R. and Shadie, C.E., 2010, Determination of sediment, nutrient, and sediment-associated concentrations and loads for the conterminous United States – A proposal to establish a long-term, based-funded, network-design national monitoring program to generate sediment, nutrient, and sediment-associated concentrations, loads, budgets, and temporal trends (piloted in the Mississippi River basin): Several contributors, not formally published. (http://acwi.gov/sos/minutes/MRB_full_proposal_usgs_coe_1_28_2010.pdf).
  • Gray, J.R. and Osterkamp, W.R., 2007, A vision for a worldwide fluvial-sediment information network: Keynote (Invited) Paper, Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on River Sedimentation, Moscow, Russia, August 1-4, 2007, vol. I, p. 43-54 (http://www.irtces.org/zt/10isrs/lunwen/Session%200/Symposium_0_5.htm).
  • Osterkamp, W.R., Gray, J.R., Laronne, J.B., and Martin J.R., 2007, Structure and composition of a watershed-scale sediment information network: International Journal of Sediment Research, vol. 22, no. 3, p. 238-246.
  • Gray, J.R., and Glysson, G.D., 2005, Attributes for a sediment monitoring instrument and analysis research program, in, Proceedings of the Federal Interagency Sediment Monitoring Instrument and Analysis Workshop, September 9-11, 2003, Flagstaff, Arizona, J.R. Gray, ed.: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1276, 6 p. (http://water.usgs.gov/osw/techniques/sediment/sedsurrogate2003workshop/gray_glysson.pdf).

 
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