, Volume 91, Issue 1, pp 31–40 | Cite as

Entrainment, deposition, and transport of fine-grained sediments in lakes

  • Wilbert Lick


Recent work on the settling, diffusion, entrainment, and deposition of fine-grained sediments in fresh water is reviewed and synthesized. Particular attention is given to the dependence of these processes on sediment properties such as particle size. The application of this knowledge to the analysis and numerical modeling of sediment transport is also discussed. Much of the work is concerned with the Great Lakes and, more specifically, with the Western Basin of Lake Erie.


sediment entrainment deposition transport 


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© Dr W. Junk Publishers 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wilbert Lick
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  1. 1.Department of Mechanical and Environmental EngineeringUniversity of CaliforniaSanta BarbaraUSA

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