Sediment budget: principals and applications

Dean, Robert G. (1996) Sediment budget: principals and applications. Gainesville, FL, Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering Department, University of Florida, (UFL/COEL, 86/019)

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Abstract

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.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Sediment budget: principals and applications
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Dean, Robert G.
Series Name: UFL/COEL
Number: 86/019
Date: 1996
Publisher: Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering Department, University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, FL
Issuing Agency: Oceanographic Engineering Program, Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering, University of Florida
Additional Information: PUBLISHED IN DYNAMICS OF SAND BEACHES, INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COASTAL ENGINEERING (ICCE) 20th TAIPEL, R.O.C. NOV., 1986.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sediment transport; modeling
Subjects: Oceanography
Engineering
Item ID: 1472
Depositing User: Stephanie Haas
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2008 13:06
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 20:31
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/1472

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