Mass Transport by Waves and Offshore Sand Bedforms

by Trevor G. Carter, Grad. Engr.; Geotech. Div., Binnie & Partners, Westminster, London, U.K.,
Philip L-F. Liu, Grad. Student; Civ. Engrg. Dept., MIT, Cambridge, MA,
Chiang C. Mei, Assoc. Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; MIT, Cambridge, MA,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways, Harbors and Coastal Engineering Division, 1973, Vol. 99, Issue 2, Pg. 165-184

Document Type: Journal Paper


Mass transport inside the oscillatory bottom layer near the sea bottom is studied for three-dimensional wave motion. Influence on the transport of fine and coarse sand and significance to the sea bottom morphology are presented.

Subject Headings: Sand waves | Mass transport | Sediment transport | Sand (hydraulic) | Sandy soils | Bed forms | Sea floor | Oscillations

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