My project in the Luquillo CZO aims to characterize how sediment in the Mameyes river responds to flood events. This involves looking at how the river moves sediment during a flood. Specifically, when does sediment move and what are the characteristic forces and stresses associated with that movement? Since the Mameyes is a gravel bed river, bedload is the dominant mode of sediment transport. To study bedload in the Mameyes, force sensors embedded in rocks will be used to directly measure a grains onset and cessation of motion, the time of flight for transported grains, and the energies involved with intergrain and grain-bed collisions. When coupled with fluid shear stresses derived from stream gauge discharge and a measure of the bulk transport occurring during a flood, this information will allow us to create a high resolution characterization of flood induced course grain motion in the Mameyes.
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Smart Rocks. Dylan Lee (2014): All-hands Meeting of the Luquillo Critical Zone Observatory, Luquillo, PR. Luquillo, PR
Connecting grain motion to large-scale fluctuations in bed load transport: The role of collective dynamics. Dylan Lee, Douglas Jerolmack (2014): AGU Fall Meeting. San Fransisco, CA
Bringing a Smart Rock to Luquillo- A Tool to Constrain the Onset of Motion and Gravel Bed Impact Energies. Lee D., Jerolmack, D. (2014): Luquillo CZO Cyber Seminar