On fine sediment transport by a flood surge

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We develop asymptotic solutions for passive suspended sediment transport under a flood surge on a uniform slope. Our solutions provide predictions of the net scour under a surge, and simple estimates of the conditions under which it may ‘bulk up’ into a mud or debris flow, as well as illustrating their sensitivity to sediment entrainment rates.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-248
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Fluid Mechanics
Publication statusPublished - 2005


  • fluid mechanics equations
  • fluid mechanics
  • flood surge
  • sediment

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