FIELD INVESTIGATION OF SEDIMENT TRANSPORT PATTERN IN A CLOSED SYSTEM

Tsuguo Sunamura, Kiyoshi Horikawa

Abstract


In order to elucidate the transport pattern of sediment in a closed system, a pocket beach was chosen and investigated from various aspects. This investigation included the following studies: (1) bathymetric survey by an echo sounder, (2) survey of submarine geology using an acoustic probe, (3) observation of nearshore current systems using floats, (4) documentation of the transport pattern of suspended sediment by aerial photographs, (5) examination of depositional environments of bottom and beach material by sieve analysis, (6) inference of long-term alongshore sediment transport pattern from the grain size properties of beach sand, and measurement of short-term trends by use of fluorescent sand, and (7) examination of long-term shoreline change using old and recent maps.

Keywords


sediment transport; closed system; field investigation

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