COMPREHENSIVE STUDY OF SWASH-ZONE HYDRODYNAMICS AND SEDIMENT TRANSPORT

Jack Puleo, Chris Blenkinsopp, Daniel Conley, Gerd Masselink, Paul Russell, Ian Turner, Daniel Buscombe, Thijs Lanckriet, Robert McCall, Timothy Poate

Abstract


A comprehensive study of swash-zone sediment transport was conducted on a macro-tidal beach in Perranporth, UK. The unique study is the first to simultaneously measure suspended sediment and sheet flow sediment concentrations and near bed velocity on a natural beach. Data collected during the study will be used to address the importance of sheet flow processes on swash zone sediment transport and morphology, the variability in the near bed velocity profile and the importance of alongshore and vertical flows, cross-shore advection of turbulence and the inference of swash zone forcing and momentum transfer from remotely sensed data.

Keywords


swash zone, sediment transport, sheet flow

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