Document Type

Report

Department/Program

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Publication Date

1979

Abstract

The exchange of water and entrained material between coastal basins and the inner continental shelf reduces to the problem of polarized transport (flood+, ebb-) in the conveyance channels routing flow through a coastal inlet. Here the net long-term movement of materials is largely a function of the fluid velocity and discharge~ variables whose time history at-a-station contains both periodic and aperiodic elements. In this paper the importance of the major periodic elements in coastal inlet flows and their potential contribution to the net transport of bedload materials is discussed.

Keywords

Sediment transport -- Virginia -- Wachapreague Inlet

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