Articles | Volume 2, issue 3
SOIL, 2, 337–349, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2-337-2016
SOIL, 2, 337–349, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2-337-2016

Original research article 21 Jul 2016

Original research article | 21 Jul 2016

Sediment concentration rating curves for a monsoonal climate: upper Blue Nile

Mamaru A. Moges et al.

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In tropical monsoonal Africa, sediment concentration data in rivers are lacking. Using occasional historically observed sediment loads, we developed a simple method for prediction sediment concentrations. Unlike previous methods, our techniques take into account that sediment concentrations decrease with the progression of the monsoon rains. With more testing, the developed method could improve sediment predictions in monsoonal climates.