Liquefaction potential of the Yukon Prodelta, Bering Sea

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Abstract

The Yukon prodelta is exposed to large storm waves propagating northward from the southern Bering Sea. Shallow water depths of the prodelta enhance the transfer of energy from the surface waves to the bottom. As the bottom deposits are cyclically loaded by large storm waves, potential decrease in their resistance to shear could ultimately cause liquefaction. A preliminary assessment of the engineering properties of Yukon sandy silt suggests that the prodelta deposits may be susceptible to wave induced liquefaction during severe storm events. In addition, erosion and are suspension of sediment in the prodelta may be intensified because of the liquefaction process.

Publication type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Title Liquefaction potential of the Yukon Prodelta, Bering Sea
DOI 10.4043/3773-MS
Volume 12
Year Published 1980
Language English
Publisher OnePetro
Contributing office(s) Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description 11 p.
Larger Work Type Conference Paper
Larger Work Title 12th annual offshore technology conference; Proceedings
First page 315
Last page 325
Conference Title Offshore Technology Conference
Conference Location Houston, Texas
Conference Date May, 5-8, 1980
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