Engineering Aspects of Coastal Sediment Movement

by R. Silvester,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways and Harbors Division, 1959, Vol. 85, Issue 3, Pg. 11-40

Document Type: Journal Paper


Significance of wave spectra, mass transport, beach water tables, and climatological conditions on cycles of beach erosion and accretion; importance of predominant swell in sediment transport and coastal physiography; long term effects of groynes and seawalls located on receding coastlines; tidal action upon waves; effect of density currents in estuarine conditions; scale models of sediment movement.

Subject Headings: Beach accretion | Coastal environment | Sediment transport | Water supply systems | Hydrologic models | Density currents | Wave spectra | Mass transport

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