Jean Laurent


During recent years, the spectacular growth of the sand deposit has made a great beach located at the base of the town of Tangier, and created a problem for local authorities. They are afraid that this deposition may endanger the harbor accessibility. Before beginning correcting or protecting works, the International Zone Administration of Tangier has asked the Laboratoire Central d'Hydraulique de France to study the conditions of Tangier Bay, and to determine the mechanism of sand deposition; and also to define on a reduced scale model the best arrangements to be taken in the near future for an extension of the harbor. This paper aims to present the results of field observations on the prototype.


sediment transport; breakwater; Tangier Bay

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