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Title: SUPERDUCK surf zone sand transport experiment
Authors: Rosati, Julie Dean.
Gingerich, Kathryn J.
Kraus, Nicholas C.
Keywords: Field experiment
SUPERDUCK experiment
Duck, North Carolina
Longshore sand transport
Surf zone
Streamer trap
Littoral drift
Sediment transport
Turbidity currents
Publisher: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical report (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; CERC-90-10.
Description: Technical report
Abstract: The procedures and results of an experiment performed to measur e the longshore sand transport rate in the surf zone as part of the SUPERDUCK field data collection project are described in this report. Cross-shore distributions of the longshore sand transport rate, as well as its variation at a point in the surf zone through time, were measured with portable sand traps. Comparison of measurements made with two closely spaced traps indicates trap reliability and consistency. The longshore sand transport rate measured at SUPERDUCK was found to be closely related to the product of wave height and longshore current speed, consistent with previously derived theoretical models of transport. The correlation was considerably improved, however, by including corrections due to energy dissipation introduced by breaking waves and the variation in the longshore current speed. A complete listing of the sand transport rate, wave height, longshore current, and sand grain size data is given.
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