Original paper

New plate sediment traps for lentic systems

Banas, D.; Masson, G.


A new type of sediment trap, which overcomes a methodological gap in the study of sedimentation fluxes in shallow lentic systems, is described. The sedimentation rates measured in the field with these new traps were compared with those from other plate and cylindrical traps. As do other plate traps, the new traps allow the resuspension of deposited particles observed on bottom sediments. Furthermore, the new traps do not disturb particle sedimentation on the collecting area and allow to collect the net sedimentation rates in lentic systems.


sediment trapsedimentationresuspensionshallow aquatic system