Accession Number:

ADA073072

Title:

Suspended Sediment in Breaking Waves.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

SOUTH CAROLINA UNIV COLUMBIA COASTAL RESEARCH DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

162.0

Abstract:

Suspended sediment concentration was measured in 235 breaking waves on undeveloped beaches near Price Inlet, South Carolina, U.S.A., using portable in situ bulk water samplers. The purpose of the study was to determine what factors control the distribution of suspended sediment in the breaker zone. The final conclusion inferred from accumulated data is that sediment transport is highly dependent on breaker type. Net offshore movement and equilibrium profiles can be qualitatively explained on the basis of variations in wave form, beach slope and suspended sediment concentration. Longshore transport rates are dependent not only on wave height, but on breaker type, which can be quantified to reasonable certainty by the simple ratio, d sub bH sub b, relative wave height. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE