Primary Data Collection on the Alderbrook River

Make sure you know the correct name of the equipment you have used. Check you understand how it works and how to gather accurate data. Record it neatly in the field. You also need to know about your sampling strategy. To investigate change along this river we used a systematic line sampling along a transect (the transect is the actual course of the river)


Top left - the images shows the equipment used to measure width, depth, velocity and sediment size.


Top right - the confluence of the Alderbrook River with the River Blythe, measuring depth adjacent to the right bank


Left - efficient recording of the data gathered in the field is an essential step for reliable and accurate analysis.

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