The Hjulstrom Curve

a revision sheet on the Hjulstrom curve

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Entrained-picked up.
Flocculation­ fresh
The Hjulstrom
Curve is an at- water meets salt
tempt to relate water, which causes
the work done
the chemical settling
by a river to its
velocity. of clays and silts,
creating mudflats.
Critical Erosion
Velocity-the velocity Coagulation­ the pro-
required to entrain a cess of the silts/clays
particle. clustering in the wa-
Settling Velocity-the Hjulstrom's research showed
thee interesting relationships.
velocity at which a
What are they?
particle will be deposited.


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