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dc.contributor.advisorAllen, Peter M., 1947-
dc.contributor.authorCapello, Stephanie V.
dc.contributor.otherBaylor University. Dept. of Geology.en
dc.date.accessioned2008-10-02T18:43:42Z
dc.date.available2008-10-02T18:43:42Z
dc.date.copyright2008-08
dc.date.issued2008-10-02T18:43:42Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/5220
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 61-67)en
dc.description.abstractStream bank erosion is a product of submerged and subaerial processes. The goal of this research was to assess the application of the submerged jet test to predict erosion of cohesive stream banks in the Blackland Prairie of North Central Texas, an area with over 40% of the State’s population. In situ erosion monitoring was conducted by utilizing erosion pins and water level loggers at seven field sites with contributing drainage areas of 5-239 square kilometers. Erosion pins were placed at two locations on the cutbank wall and monitored over one year. Erosion rates during the monitoring period were a function of bank height and flow duration. Submerged jet test values from samples taken at the same locations as the erosion pins predicted erodibility of the material ranged from 0.0034-0.0065 cm3/N-s. Erosion pins indicated 30.35-572.00 mm of loss. The predicted erosion coefficients from the jet test, tractive force, and cumulative flow duration was within 31% of the field erosion. This study evaluates the first in situ testing of the erodibility of cohesive stream banks with cumulative flow duration, cumulative tractive force, and subaerial processes.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Stephanie V. Capello.en
dc.format.extentviii, 67 p. : ill., maps.en
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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.rightsBaylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en
dc.subjectErosion --- Texas --- Blackland Prairie.en
dc.subjectRiparian areas --- Texas.en
dc.subjectSoil erosion --- Texas --- Blackland Prairie.en
dc.subjectHydraulic engineering -- Instruments -- Testing.en
dc.subjectHydraulic engineering --- Texas --- Blackland Prairie.en
dc.subjectBlackland Prairie region (Tex.)en
dc.titleModeling channel erosion in cohesive streams of the Blackland Prairie, Texas at the watershed scale.en
dc.typeThesisen
dc.description.degreeM.S.en
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide accessen
dc.contributor.departmentGeology.en


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