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1 April 2014 Middle shoreface sand transport under the influence of a river plume
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Meirelles, S., Horner-Devine, A.R., Henriquez, M., Stive, M., Pietrzak, J., Souza, A.J., 2014. Middle shoreface sand transport under stratified regimes. In: Green, A.N. and Cooper, J.A.G. (eds.), Proceedings 13th International Coastal Symposium (Durban, South Africa), Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 70, pp. 182–186, ISSN 0749-0208.

Observations from a field experiment along the south-Holland coast, the Netherlands, were carried out in order to obtain new insights about the impacts of the Rhine ROFI (Region of Freshwater Influence) on the sand transport patterns. The net alongshore sand transport is generally governed by tides. The sediment concentration in the middle shoreface increased significantly with approaching waves of higher than ~1 m and Tm0 > 5 s. The southward net transport of the alongshore component does not agree with the literature. Modulations of the net cross-shore transport direction were observed. The net transport is more relevant during the neap tides where the velocity magnitudes are smaller.

Saulo Meirelles, Alexander R. Horner-Devine, Martijn Henriquez, Marcel Stive, Julie Pietrzak, and Alejandro J. Souza "Middle shoreface sand transport under the influence of a river plume," Journal of Coastal Research 70(sp1), 182-186, (1 April 2014). https://doi.org/10.2112/SI70-031.1
Received: 8 December 2012; Accepted: 21 February 2014; Published: 1 April 2014
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