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Title: Sand movement by wind action : (on the characteristics of sand traps)
Authors: University of California, Berkeley. Wave Research Laboratory.
Horikawa, Kiyoshi.
Shen, Hsieh Wen, 1931-
Keywords: Sediment transport
Sand movement
Sand traps
Publisher: United States. Beach Erosion Board.
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical memorandum (United States. Beach Erosion Board) ; no.119.
Description: Technical Memorandum
Abstract: The movement of sand by wind action along the coast has long been a problem of importance to the coastal engineer engaged in the design and maintenance of shore protection works. Many research workers have studied this subject in the laboratory and/or in the field, but the mechanism of the sand movement as yet has not been solved completely. In particular more field data are required to formulate a relationship between the rate of sand movement, the sediment characteristics and the wind conditions. Prior to a program of field observation, one of the most important problems to investigate is the characteristics of sand traps and the selection of the most effective one for detaining a representative amount of sand transported by wind. Therefore in this report the main effort is devoted to the study of available sand traps and to development or a suitable type it needed.
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