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Title: Manual for computing bed load transport using BAGS (Bedload Assessment for Gravel-bed Streams) Software

Author: Pitlick, John; Cui, Yantao; Wilcock, Peter;

Date: 2009

Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-223. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 45 p.

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

Description: This manual provides background information and instructions on the use of a spreadsheet-based program for Bedload Assessment in Gravel-bed Streams (BAGS). The program implements six bed load transport equations developed specifically for gravel-bed rivers. Transport capacities are calculated on the basis of field measurements of channel geometry, reach-average slope, and bed material grain size. Calculations are carried out using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), and the output is stored on individual spreadsheets. In addition to step-by-step instructions in software operation, the manual provides guidance in the interpretation of results.

Download software: BAGS: Bedload Assessment in Gravelbedded Streams Version 2008.11_Update01

Keywords: bed load transport, transport capacities, Bedload Assessment in Gravel-bed Streams (BAGS)

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Pitlick, John; Cui, Yantao; Wilcock, Peter 2009. Manual for computing bed load transport using BAGS (Bedload Assessment for Gravel-bed Streams) Software. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-223. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 45 p.

 


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