SEDIMENT THRESHOLD UNDER OSCILLATORY WAVES

Paul D. Komar, Martin C. Miller

Abstract


As the velocity of the water motion near the bottom under oscillatory waves is increased, there comes a stage when the water exerts a stress on the particles sufficient to cause them to move. This study reviews data on threshold of sediment motion under wave action and compares the results with the established curves for threshold under a unidirectional current.

Keywords


oscillatory waves; sediment threshold

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