Stable Isotope Tracing of Coastal Sand Transport Using Dysprosium Oxide.
OLD DOMINION UNIV NORFOLK VA INST OF OCEANOGRAPHY
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A sediment transport study using sand grains coated with stable isotopes of the rare-earth group as tracers was conducted by the Institute of Oceanography of Old Dominion University. Laboratory tests indicated that there was little change in the hydrodynamic properties of the tagged grains and that only small insignificant amounts of the tagging agent were lost through leaching and abrasion. A field test was conducted at Camp Pendleton, Virginia. Samples were collected and subjected to neutron activation analysis to determine the pattern of sediment movement in the littoral zone. Author
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Civil Engineering