COMPUTING EOLIAN SAND TRANSPORT FROM ROUTINE WEATHER DATA

S.A. Hsu

Abstract


Extensive wind profile measurements have been made over beaches, tidal flats, and small dune fields in Barbados, Ecuador, Florida, Texas, and on Alaskan Arctic coasts by the author and his associates during the past several years. The linear relationship between shear and wind velocities was further verified by these measurements, in conjunction with Bagnold's data from experiments in a Libyan desert. From these measurements, a simple method is developed for computing eolian transport of the most common sand particle sizes which occur on coasts and deserts by using only routinely available wind observations from nearby weather stations.

Keywords


Eolian transport; sediment transport; weather data

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