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Sediment sampler for aquatic environs

A sediment measuring device has a base that is fixed into the bottom of a body of water. A removable trap, having a retaining matrix, inserts into the fixed base to capture and retain moving sediment within the trap over a given period of time. The trap is removed from the base, and may be replaced with a second trap, after which the trapped sediment is measured.

Lara B. Hedrick

Stuart A. Welsh

James D. Hedrick

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December 30, 2004
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