The fine sediment kept suspended in a stream because the settling velocity of the sediment is lower than the upward velocity of eddies.
The finest of the BEACH SEDIMENTS, light enough in weight to remain lifted indefinitely above the bottom by water turbulence.
A mode of sediment transport in which the particles are supported, and carried along by water.
A body of fine, solid particles, typically of sand, clay, and silt, that travels with stream water without coming in contact with the stream bed.
The part of a stream's load that is carried in suspension for a considerable period of time without contact with the stream bed. It consists mainly of mud, silt, and sand. Contrast with bed load and dissolved load.
Sediment that contains organic and inorganic particulate matter suspended in and carried by moving water.
Sediment carried within river flow, but not dissolved in it.
Sediment that is transported by suspension in the water column of a stream or river.
Small particles being carried by a stream and held in suspension by the movement of the water. (Also see: load, dissolved load, bed load.)
Sediment (generally finer grains) kept in suspension by turbulence and may be deposited when discharge decreases or turbulence diminishes; In order for a grain to be suspended, the turbulent flow velocity must equal or exceed the fall velocity for that particle.
Tiny solid grains carried along by a stream without settling to the floor of the channel.
The part of the total stream load that is carried for a considerable period of time in suspension, free from contact with the stream bed; it consists mainly of clay, silt, and sand. From Glossary of Geology, 4th Edition, 1997, American Geological Institute.
Sediment that is supported by the upward components of turbulent currents in a stream and that stay in suspension for appreciable amount of time.
sediment in a stream or river channel carried off by the bottom fluid.
The fine-grained sediment that is suspended in the flow of water in a stream.
The non-dissolved, particulate portion of sediment load that is transported without being deposited on or bouncing along the streambed. Particle size may vary from reach to reach due to different gradients and energy levels.