Contents

3.1 Introduction 48

3.2 The Study Sites 49

3.3 Methodology 51

3.4 Results and Discussion 52

3.4.1 The Degree of Aggregation of Suspended Sediment in the

Study Area 52

3.4.2 Short-Term Variability in the EPSD 54

3.4.3 Intra-Storm Variability in the EPSD

and Associated DOA 55

3.4.4 Inter-Storm and Seasonal Variability in the EPSD and Associated DOA 60

3.4.5 Effective Particle Density 65

3.5 Sources of Aggregated Sediment in the Exe Basin 66

3.6 Conclusion 67

Acknowledgments 68

References 68

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