Suspended load

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Definition of Suspended load:
Suspended load refers to that part of the total sediment transport which is maintained in suspension by turbulence in the flowing water for considerable periods of time without contact with the stream bed. It moves with practically the same velocity as that of the flowing water. [1].
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  1. Rijn, L. C. van (1986). Manual sediment transport measurements. Delft, The Netherlands: Delft Hydraulics Laboratory
The main authors of this article are Rijn, Leo van and Roberti, Hans
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Citation: Rijn, Leo van; Roberti, Hans; (2018): Suspended load. Available from [accessed on 24-06-2024]