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Title: The Sediment Budget Calculator : a webtool to develop a family of viable inlet and adjacent beach sediment budget solutions
Authors: Rosati, Julie Dean
Sumner, Charles A.
Wilson, Derek Alan, 1975-
Keywords: Online webtool
Computer programs
Sediment Budget Calculator
Sediment budget
Regional Sediment Management
Coastal inlets
Sediment transport
Coastal sediments
Coastal Inlets Research Program (U.S.)
Publisher: Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical note (Coastal and Hydraulics Engineering (U.S.)) ; no.ERDC/CHL CHETN-IV-90
Abstract: Purpose: This Coastal and Hydraulics Engineering Technical Note (CHETN) describes the Sediment Budget Calculator (SBC), an online webtool that calculates a family of viable solutions for an inlet and adjacent beach sediment budget given site‐specific parameters as defined by the user. Data required include the following: (a) ranges of likely longshore sand transport rates; (b) characterization of inlet processes, bypassing, and jetty performance; and (c) known volume change rates from adjacent beaches, engineering activities (dredging and placement), river influx or other upland sources of littoral sediment, and gross change in the inlet system (channel infilling plus shoal growth). The SBC applies the Bodge Method (Bodge 1999) as described in the Coastal Engineering Manual (CEM) Part V‐6 (USACE 2003).
Description: Technical Note
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/CHL CHETN-IV-90
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
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