Hawaii Regional Sediment Management : West Maui region; nearshore sedimentation at Honokowai Stream
Podoski, Jessica H.; Molina, Lauren K.; Demirbilek, Zeki.; Lin, Lihwa.
This study was conducted as a conceptual effort, at an island scale as opposed to the extensive watershed scale within the continental United States, to apply the Coastal Modeling System (CMS) and the Particle Tracing Model (PTM) numerical models to investigate the transport and fate of inland sediment inputs to the nearshore littoral environment. In tropical islands with high elevations, terrestrial runoff can pose a severe threat to the health of surrounding coral reefs (Pinniak 2004). Because inland sediment input to the nearshore littoral environment is a coral reef stressor, the CMS and PTM were applied to better understand the circulation patterns along the coast that influence the transport and fate of the Honokowai stream sediment inputs within the nearshore littoral environment of the West Maui, HI, region. Further comprehensive three-dimensional (3D) modeling of the region is recommended to quantify cohesive sediment transport, temperature and salinity effects, and pre- and post-storm sedimentation data at coral reefs.
Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Maui (Hawaii); Sediment transport; Sedimentation and deposition
Technical Note (Regional Sediment Management Program (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/TN RSM-18-8
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