Field Tests of Sediment Transport Theories


Thomas E. White

Funding Source

US Army Corps of Engineers, Coastal Research and Development Program


To develop and test theories (analytical models) relating currents to sediment-transport rates:


Deployment of three platforms of vertical arrays of Optical Backscatter Sensors (OBS) and Electromagnetic Current Meters, sonars, and a new Optical Backscatter Flux Sensor, will provide data to test theoretical models of sand motion on beaches. Improved theories of sand motion will result in improved predictions of coastal erosion and shoreline movement.



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