Neashore Sediment Transport by Slush/Brash Ice in Southern Lake Michigan

by Edward W. Kempema, Univ of Washington, Seattle, United States,
Erk Reimnitz, Univ of Washington, Seattle, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Sediments


Bands of mobile ice are common features in the Great Lakes nearshore zone during the winter months. Samples were collected during December, 1989 to determine the sediment content in the mobile ice. Analysis of these samples and estimates of drift rates and ice volumes show that approximately 110 m3 day-1 of sediment was being transported alongshore by the ice. This is 13% of calculated ice-free wave-induced sediment transport.

Subject Headings: Sediment transport | Ice | Lakes | Light rail transit | Nearshore | Water waves | Water supply systems | Littoral drift | Great Lakes | Lake Michigan

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