Yuhi, M. and Umeda, S., 2018. Characteristics of systematic migrations of multiple sandbars and related cross-shore sediment transport at Chirihama and adjacent coasts, Japan. In: Shim, J.-S.; Chun, I., and Lim, H.S. (eds.), Proceedings from the International Coastal Symposium (ICS) 2018 (Busan, Republic of Korea). Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 85, pp. 231–235. Coconut Creek (Florida), ISSN 0749-0208.
Characteristics of systematic migration of multiple bar system on the Chirihama and adjacent coasts, Japan, have been investigated based on a set of annual field surveys collected over 11 years. The morphological variations were first separated into time-averaged profiles and deviation components. An EOF analysis was conducted on the deviation components in order to extract the principal modes of periodic bar migration. The migration cycle consisting of generation, migration and degeneration were well reproduced by the combination of first and second modes. The cross-shore sediment transport and sediment volume variation related to bar migration were then examined. An integration of the equation for sediment volume conservation revealed that the principal modes of cross-shore sediment transport was characterized by the spatial integration of spatial eigen-functions and the temporal derivative of the temporal eigen-functions. Corresponding to the cyclic behaviors of sandbar system, the direction of sediment transport changed alternatively between seaward and landward directions. On short-term, cyclic exchange of sediment occurred between the bar migration zone and foreshore, but on long-term the principal modes of bar migration made little contribution to overall sediment volume variation.