THE EFFECT OF SEDIMENT COMPOSITION ON CROSS-SHORE BED PROFILES

Leo C. van Rijn

Abstract


This paper provides information on the effect of sediment (sand) composition on cross-shore sand transport and cross-shore bed profile evolution, based on computational results of a mathematical cross-shore profile model (CROSMOR) and data from flume and field experiments (Egmond beach, The Netherlands and Duck beach, USA). The model has also been applied to study longshore sand transport along a sand-gravel beach. Finally, the effect of sediment size on shoreface nourishment is discussed.

Keywords


sediment composition; bed profile; cross-shore profile

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