Gravel Bedload Transport

Provided by Bill Dietrich, University of California, Berkeley

Total Time = 1'57" (11.4 Mb)

Oblique side view of gravel transport experiment running in real time.

Note how, while all grain sizes move, there is sorting in the sense that the largest particles (mostly white) move less frequently and in shorter hops than smaller grains. Might note importance of grain shape in initiation of transport. Also, starting about 12 sec in, the white grain (marked with lines) begins to be buried.

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