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Title: Sediment load monitoring in the Mae Sa catchment in northern Thailand
Authors: Ziegler, A.D. 
Xi, L.X.
Tantasarin, C.
Keywords: Erosion in the tropics
Land-cover change
Sediment sampling
Suspended sediment yield
Total suspended solids
Turbidity monitoring
Issue Date: 2011
Citation: Ziegler, A.D.,Xi, L.X.,Tantasarin, C. (2011). Sediment load monitoring in the Mae Sa catchment in northern Thailand. IAHS-AISH Publication 349 : 86-91. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This paper describes the development of an automated system to monitor total suspended solids (TSS) in the main channel of the Mae Sa River in northern Thailand. Logged discharge (Q) and turbidity (NTU) values were compared with hand-sampled TSS concentrations that were determined during six runoff events (n = 85 samples) and 13 other baseflow periods. Measured TSS values ranged from 10 to 7600 mg L -1, reflecting variable conditions between dry-season baseflow and wet-season stormflow. Because of hysteresis effects in the TSS versus discharge relationship, and high sediment concentrations that surpass the detection limits of the turbidity sensor during some storms, TSS was predicted best using multiple regression with both Q and NTU as independent variables. The estimated annual TSS load for 2006 is about 79 822 t, which is equivalent to a basin yield of 1076 t km -2 for the 74-km 2 catchment. Copyright © 2011 IAHS Press.
Source Title: IAHS-AISH Publication
ISBN: 9781907161247
ISSN: 01447815
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