Abstract

The percent silt-clay in the banks of 12 sand-bed streams is significantly correlated with the percent sand carried in suspension. A parameter which explicitly represents the rate of deposition for each grain size provides an even better correlation between the grain sizes in transport and those exposed in the banks. These results, though necessarily limited by the small number of rivers studied, provide a quantitative link between the sediment transport regime of a stream and its sedimentary record.

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