SEDIMENT TRANSPORT PROCESSES AT OCEAN BEACH, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

Robert T. Battalio, Dilip Trivedi

Abstract


The San Francisco estuary inlet and tidal bar is a highly complex system that strongly influences littoral processes on adjacent beaches. Ocean Beach is about 4 miles long, located near the entrance to the estuary (Figures 1 and 2). The purpose of the study was to investigate the extent and causes of shoreline variability at Ocean Beach, and identify possible sand transport processes and directions based on available information (Moffatt & Nichol Engineers, 1994; 1995).

Keywords


sediment transport; Ocean Beach; San Francisco

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