floodplain sedimentation

Floodplain characteristics and sedimentation will be obtained in two main ways.

  1. Initially bank materials will be characterised using a Cohesive Strength Meter supplemented by floodplain bank stratigraphic analysis.
  2. This will be followed by extensive characterisation and quantification of floodplain sedimentation rates. This will be based upon coring along river channel perpendicular transects and the subsequent quantification of floodplain accretion using 210Pb activity from each of the cores.

Ensemble outputs from the cohesive strength meter

Ensemble outputs of river bank cohesion from the cohesive stength meter

Measuring bank strength and floodplain coring

Floodplain inundation and measuring associated sedimentation in 2013