A casting procedure for reproducing coarse-grained sedimentary surfaces

Thomas Buffin-Belanger, Ian Reid, Stephen Rice, Jim Chandler, Jill Lancaster

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In the field, the measurement of near-bed hydraulics remains problematic. Greater precision is possible in the laboratory, but, in the case of gravels, it is difficult to create a water-worked channel-bed that is realistic enough to replicate faithfully the conditions found in nature. In this paper, a technique to reproduce coarse-grained sedimentary fabrics of large areal extent is described. It involves moulding natural river-bed surfaces from which facsimiles are cast.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)787 - 796
Number of pages10
JournalEarth Surface Processes and Landforms
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes

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