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  • [J. White] A sediment trap is a container deployed in the water column with the aim of providing a\ \ representative sample of the material settling through that water column before it passes to a\ \ greater depth and ultimately to the seabed or lake bottom. A review of the previous literature shows\ \ cylinders and baffled funnels to be the most efficient sediment trap design in flows less than 0.1\ \ m/s...

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