APPLICATION OF FLUORESCENT COATED SAND IN LITTORAL DRIFT AND INLET STUDIES

Minze Stuiver, J.A. Purpura

Abstract


The use of fluorescent coated sand In tracing the sand movement along beaches and around Inlets is an important tool in the field of Coastal Engineering. As a part of an extensive beach erosion study along the shore of West Palm Beach, Florida, four areas were subjected to such a "tracer study." Each area represented a particular beach configuration either with or without erosion protective structures. In this paper the procedure and results for one area is described. As a second application of sand tracers, the results of a study concerned with the sand migration in and around South Lake Worth Inlet is discussed.

Keywords


flourescent coated sand; littoral drift; inlet research

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