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dc.contributor.authorLamb, Erica K.
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-03T23:48:42Z
dc.date.available2018-04-03T23:48:42Z
dc.date.issued2013-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11122/8251
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.) University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2013en_US
dc.description.abstractProvided here is an initial assessment of suspended sediment transport in several rivers on the North Slope of Alaska. This study was divided into two parts: the Umiat project, which involved the Chandler, Anaktuvuk and Itkillik Rivers, and the NPR-A study, which considered Prince, Seabee and Fish Creeks, as well as a brief look at the lkpikpuk River, Otuk Creek, Judy Creek and the Ublutuoch River. Methods used included depth-integrated suspended sediment samples, grab samples, automatic pump-style samplers, discharge measurements, bed sediment grain size analysis and the inclusion of a variety of meteorological measurements from other projects. With slightly less than two years of data collection from May 2011 to September 2012, an initial analysis was completed. Suspended sediment rating curves developed for the Anaktuvuk and Chandler Rivers over the two-year study period revealed a strong correlation between suspended sediment concentration (SSC) and discharge. The most data was collected for the Anaktuvuk and Chandler Rivers; on these rivers, suspended sediment discharge was also analyzed, showing that over 90% of suspended sediment transport occurred during the spring melt period in 2011. Spring melt was not measured in 2012, so analysis was only completed for 2011.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectSediment transporten_US
dc.subjectAlaskaen_US
dc.subjectNorth Slopeen_US
dc.subjectSuspended sedimentsen_US
dc.titleAn assessment of suspended sediment transport in Arctic Alaskan riversen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.type.degreemsen_US
dc.identifier.departmentDepartment of Civil Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.chairToniolo, Horacio
dc.contributor.committeeSchnabel, William
dc.contributor.committeeKane, Douglas
refterms.dateFOA2020-03-05T15:16:44Z


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