CROSS-SHORE TRANSPORT OF BIMODAL SANDS

Bruce M. Richmond, Asbury H. Sallenger

Abstract


Foreshore sediment level and sediment size were monitored as part of an extensive nearshore processes experiment - DUCK 82. Changes in foreshore texture were compared with computed values of onshore transported material based on current measurements from the surf zone and sediment transport theory (Bagnold, 1963, 1966). Preliminary results indicate reasonable agreement between predicted size of sediment transported onshore and beach texture changes. It is also demonstrated that coarse sediment may move onshore while finer material may simultaneously move offshore.

Keywords


crossshore transport; bimodal sand

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