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|Development and field tests of a sampler for suspended sediment in wave action
|United States. Army. Office of the Chief of Engineers
Watts, George M.
Mission Bay, California
|United States, Beach Erosion Board
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
|Technical memorandum (United States. Beach Erosion Board) ; no. 34.
From the Introduction: Material transported along a coast as littoral drift consists, at least in part, of that which was lifted into suspension by the turbulent wave currents in and near the surf zone. Transport may also occur along or so near the bed that it cannot be considered movement in suspension. A knowledge of the quantities and properties of material thrown into suspension by waves of various characteristics may be of importance in the fundamental understanding of material movement on and near sandy beaches. The generalized empirical procedures currently employed in computing material movement along beaches may be substantially aided by some tangible knowledge of the quantity of suspended material. The purpose of this study is to develop a mechanical sampler that will extract a representative sediment sample from a point above the bed where material is in suspension due to wave action.
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