Dean, Robert G.
Sediment budget: principals and applications.
Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering Department, University of Florida,
The framework of sediment budget concepts provides a formalized procedure
to account for the various components of sediment flux and the changes of
volume that occur within a given region. Sediment budget methodology can be
useful in a number of coastal engineering and research applications,
including: inferring the amount of onshore sediment transport for a nearshore
system that contains an "excess of sediment", determining sediment deficits to
downdrift beaches as a result of engineering works at navigational entrances,
evaluating the performance of a beach nourishment project, inferring the
distribution of longshore sediment transport across the surf zone, etc.
This chapter reviews briefly the governing equations for sediment budget
calculations, considers various measurement and other bases for determining
the sediment flux components necessary to apply the sediment budget concept
and finally for illustration purposes, applies the sediment budget concept to
several examples. (PDF contains 52 pages.)
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||Sediment budget: principals and applications
|Dean, Robert G.|
||Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering Department, University of Florida
|Place of Publication:
||Oceanographic Engineering Program, Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering, University of Florida
||PUBLISHED IN DYNAMICS OF SAND BEACHES, INTERNATIONAL
CONFERENCE ON COASTAL ENGINEERING (ICCE) 20th TAIPEL,
R.O.C. NOV., 1986.
||Sediment transport; modeling
||28 Sep 2008 13:06
||29 Sep 2011 20:31
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