Sand Ripple Dynamics on the Inner Shelf
GEOLOGICAL SURVEY SANTA CRUZ CA COASTAL AND MARINE GEOLOGY
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To explain the genesis, dynamics, morphology, and evolution of bedforms found in sandy inner-shelf environments, with emphasis on those bedforms that affect the penetration of sound into the seabed. We seek to improve our understanding of the relationships between hydrodynamics and sediment motion near the seabed, as well as develop models for nearshore sediment transport derived from our understanding of the relevant physical processes. This requires coupling between hydrodynamic forcing, bedform response and feedback, bedload sediment transport response, and the suspended sediment response.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Fluid Mechanics