Natural By-Passing of Sand at Coastal Inlets

by Per Bruun,
F. Gerritsen,


Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways and Harbors Division, 1959, Vol. 85, Issue 4, Pg. 75-108


Document Type: Journal Paper

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Abstract: At coastal inlets two main principles in by-passing of littoral drift sand by natural action occur: by-passing on offshore bar and by-passing by tidal flow action. This article discusses these two ways of by-passing as a function of littoral drift and tidal flow characteristics of the inlet in question.

Subject Headings: Littoral drift | Tides | Inlets (waterway) | Sand (hydraulic) | Sandy soils | Shoals

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