This is a description of a continuing study of alongshore sediment transport. A bulk sediment transport expression is presented based on an extensive, coherent set of laboratory experimental data. The expression correctly predicts sediment transport over a wide range of grain sizes and for field data presented in the literature. Sediment transport is found to be proportional to wave energy. Smaller transport is noted during major storms. Sediment transport rate is a function of beach slope and depends only slightly on grain size.

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  • Accession Number: 00617883
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 31 1991 12:00AM