The Structure of Intermittent Sand Suspension Events Under Mild Wave Conditions

by Daniel M. Hanes, Univ of Miami, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Sediment Transport Modeling


Nearshore sedimentation processes are being actively investigated through a series of research projects at the University of Miami. Quantitative measurements of waves, currents, and suspended sediment concentration are obtained with electro-magnetic, acoustical, and optical instrumentation. Primary findings relate to the intermittency of sediment suspension due to waves. It has been found that intermittent, wave induced, near-bed suspension represents a process of significance to the entrainment and transport of sediment in nearshore regions.

Subject Headings: Suspended structures | Soil properties | Soil structures | Sand (hydraulic) | Flow measurement | Wave measurement | Soil water | Water waves

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