LITTORAL TRANSPORT AND ENERGY RELATIONSHIPS

L. Bajorunas

Abstract


The littoral transport rates in the Great Lakes were obtained two distinctly different ways, long-term averages from drift accumulations and hourly averages were measured vn the St Clair River which reaevoes sand from Lake Huron beaches Statistical analysis of both the recorded energy elements and measured sediment transport rates indicates that a combination of energy elements and environmental factors consisting of wave power and duration, current speed, and length of shoreline produces the best correlation with the transport rate Dimensional analysis expands the process-response model by including sediment-size and specific-weight parameters.

Keywords


littoral drift; wave energy

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