bed load

bed load
the sand, gravel, boulders, or other debris transported by rolling or sliding along the bottom of a stream.

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  • bed|load — «BEHD LOHD», noun. Geology. 1. bits of rock, soil, or other detritus, carried along the bottom of a river or stream by the current. 2. coarse particles, such as sand, carried along the ground by the wind …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bed load — The term Bed load describes particles in a flowing fluid (usually a river) that are transported along the bed. This is in opposition to suspended load and wash load which are carried entirely in suspension.Bedload moves by a variety of methods,… …   Wikipedia

  • bed load — noun the large particles of sediment that are carried along the bottom of a stream …   Wiktionary

  • bed load —    See bedload …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • bed load — noun : sediment not in suspension rolled or dragged along a stream bottom * * * Geol. the sand, gravel, boulders, or other debris transported by rolling or sliding along the bottom of a stream …   Useful english dictionary

  • load — loadless, adj. /lohd/, n. 1. anything put in or on something for conveyance or transportation; freight; cargo: The truck carried a load of watermelons. 2. the quantity that can be or usually is carried at one time, as in a cart. 3. this quantity… …   Universalium

  • Load — [loud] die; , s <aus gleichbed. engl. load, eigtl. »Ladung, Last«, Bed. 2 über amerik. load »größere Menge von etwas«>: 1. altes britisches Maß, bes. Hohlmaß unterschiedlicher Größe. 2. (Jargon) für einen Rauschzustand benötigte Dosis eines …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • Stream load — is a geologic term referring to the solid matter carried by a stream (Strahler and Strahler, 2006). Erosion continually removes mineral material from the bed and banks of the stream channel, adding this material to the regular flow of water. The… …   Wikipedia

  • Suspended load — Suspended Loadhweuwqrfor the fine particles that are light enough to be carried in a stream without touching the stream bed. These particles are generally of the fine sand, silt and clay size, although they can be larger, especially in cases of… …   Wikipedia

  • Dissolved load — is the term for material, especially ions from chemical weathering, that are carried in solution by a stream. The dissolved load contributes to the total amount of material removed from a catchment. The amount of material carried as dissolved… …   Wikipedia

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