TRANSPORT OF NILE SAND ALONG THE SOUTHEASTERN MEDITERRANEAN COAST

Zev Carmel, Douglas L. Inman, Abraham Golik

Abstract


The potential for longshore sediment transport (LST) is estimated from a three-year set of directional wave data measured off Haifa, Israel. The resulting annual cycle of LST, together with an analysis of the wave and shore characteristics, suggests a wave-induced sediment transport mechanism with a uni-directional annual transport that gradually decreases along the transport path from the source (Nile delta) to sink (Haifa Bay). Existing estimates of the rates of transport of Nile sediment are in good agreement with this result.

Keywords


sediment transport; Nile River; Nile sand; Mediterranean

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