Accession Number : AD0746971

Title :   Water-Temperature Effects on Stage-Discharge Relations in Large Alluvial Rivers.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : COMMITTEE ON CHANNEL STABILIZATION (ARMY)

Personal Author(s) : Fenwick,G. B.

Report Date : SEP 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : Observations in natural rivers as well as experimental laboratory streams indicate that water temperatures significantly affect stream stage-discharge relations, bed forms, and sediment-transport rates. However, various investigators in this field have reached conclusions that appear to be contradictory, and the complex phenomena involved are not yet fully understood. With a view to clarifying further the water-temperature effects indicated by field measurements, the Committee on Channel Stabilization canvassed the Division offices of the Corps of Engineers for available historic data on discharge and water-temperature measurements in large alluvial rivers. The basic data received on the Mississippi, Missouri, and Arkansas Rivers were analyzed to determine temperature effects on the stage-discharge relations at 31 river stages at 18 gaging stations. The tabulated basic field data are included in this report. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RIVERS, HYDRODYNAMICS), DRAINAGE, FLUID FLOW, HEATING, COOLING, FLOWMETERS, RIVER CURRENTS, STATISTICAL DATA, TEMPERATURE

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE