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Title: Superduck beach sediment sampling experiment. Report 1, Data summary and intial observation.
Authors: Brynes, Mark R.
Keywords: Beach profile response
Beach sediment samples
Duck, NC
Field Research Facility
Grain size analysis
SUPERDUCK experiment
Publisher: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous paper (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; CERC-89-18 rept.1.
Description: Miscellaneous paper
Abstract: This report provides a summary of grain size data collected during Phase II (October 1986) of the SUPERDUCK field experiment. The objective of the study was to collect and analyze data on changes in beach sedimentology and morphology associated with a major storm event. Average median grain size provided useful information for identifying trends in sediment texture associated with variations in nearshore wave climate. During storm events, finer-grained sand was removed from the subaerial beach profile, producing a coarser average median grain size. Post-storm recovery involved landward migration of the nearshore bar system and a net decrease in average median grain size.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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