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Littoral transport in the surf zone elucidated by an Eulerian sediment tracer.

Journal of Sedimentary Petrology

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Abstract

An Eulerian, or time integration, sand tracer experiment was designed and carried out in the surf zone near Pt. Mugu, California on April 19, 1972. Data indicate that conditions of stationarity and finite boundaries required for proper application of Eulerian tracer theory exist for short time periods in the surf zone. Grain counts suggest time required for tracer sand to attain equilibrium concentration is on the order of 30-60 minutes. Grain counts also indicate transport (discharge) was strongly dependent upon grain size, with the maximum rate occurring in the size 2.5-2.75 phi, decreasing to both finer and coarser sizes. The measured instantaneous transport was at the annual rate of 2.4 x 106 m3/yr.- Authors

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Littoral transport in the surf zone elucidated by an Eulerian sediment tracer.
Series title:
Journal of Sedimentary Petrology
Volume
50
Issue:
3
Year Published:
1980
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
929
Last page:
942
Number of Pages:
14