Longshore Transport of Pebbles: Experimental Estimates of K

by Robert J. Nicholls, Univ of Maryland, College Park, United States,
Peter Wright, Univ of Maryland, College Park, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Sediments


Three tracer experiments which provide estimates of the coefficient of proportionality (K) for the longshore transport of pebbles in the CERC equation are reconsidered. The values are 7 to 100 times lower than on sand beaches. The limitations of these results and the practical problems of quantitative tracer studies on shingle beaches are discussed.

Subject Headings: Littoral drift | Beaches | Sand (material) | Sand (hydraulic) | Sandy soils | Sediment transport | Radioactive materials | Hazardous materials

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