Tech Talk 9: Measurement of suspended sediment

What are suspended sediments and how do they impact water environments?

Solid particles transported in the water are referred to as suspended sediments. A high level of suspended sediments may lead to serious effects such as coral bleaching (corals turning completely white due to stress) and even loss of marine habitats.

Thus, it is important for us to understand how suspended sediments behave in order to protect the marine environment.

What kinds of technology are best for monitoring their behaviour? Watch and find out.