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Patterns of sediment dispersion on the shoreline of an eroding barrier island

George Frederick Oertel

Patterns of sediment dispersion on the shoreline of an eroding barrier island

by George Frederick Oertel

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Published by Skidaway Institute of Oceanography in Savannah, Ga .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Barrier islands -- Georgia -- Tybee Island.,
  • Beach erosion -- Georgia -- Tybee Island.,
  • Sediment transport -- Georgia -- Tybee Island.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 27.

    Statementby George F. Oertel.
    SeriesTechnical report series - Georgia Marine Science Center, University System of Georgia -- no. 74-2., Technical report series (Georgia Marine Science Center) -- no. 74-2.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination88 p. :
    Number of Pages88
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16107863M

      Longshore currents can significantly move sediment up and down a shoreline, as they are carried by the motion generated by the approaching waves. Beaches and barrier islands are susceptible to erosion due to changes in sea level, tides, wind and especially storm waves, which will scour sediments and redeposit them farther seaward. @article{osti_, title = {Processes of barrier island erosion}, author = {Sallenger, Jr, A H and Williams, S J}, abstractNote = {During , the US Geological Survey and the Louisiana Geological Survey began a 5-year study of the processes causing the extreme rates (up to 20 m/year) of erosion of Louisiana's barrier islands. These processes must be better understood in order to predict.

    A spit or sandspit is a deposition bar or beach landform off coasts or lake shores. It develops in places where re-entrance occurs, such as at a cove's headlands, by the process of longshore drift by longshore currents. The drift occurs due to waves meeting the beach at an oblique angle, moving sediment down the beach in a zigzag pattern.   Barrier islands account for approximately 15 percent of the world’s shoreline, and they dominate the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United States. Built by the action of waves and currents, these narrow ridges of sand usually run parallel to the mainland, protecting the coast from erosion.

    The evolution of barrier islands along the northern Gulf of Mexico coast is directly related to source of sediments and littoral processes. Johnson formulated his hypothesis on barrier island formation in , and his theory prevailed for several decades. Johnson's theory resulted from consideration of only two dimensions normal to the coastline; a third, longshore drift, was not regarded as. Sediment Diversion: For a sediment diversion, a river levee is cut to allow sediment-laden river water to flow and deposit its sediment into a shallow, open pond, creating new marsh in the form of a crevasse-splay. This technique is an attempt to mimic natural deltaic processes that occurred historically during major flood events.


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Patterns of sediment dispersion on the shoreline of an eroding barrier island by George Frederick Oertel Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Patterns of sediment dispersion on the shoreline of an eroding barrier island. [George Frederick Oertel]. budget of the beach and shoreface of Tybee Island. Tybee Island is located just south of the Savannah River entrance, and approximately twenty miles east of the city of Savannah, Georgia.

Described herein, are the patterns of water flow and sediment dispersion associated with an eroding barrier island.

It is estimated that worldwide 70% of all beaches are eroding (); in the United States this percentage may approach 90% (Heinz Center, ).Nearly every developed shoreline in the United States is retreating, and the coast is on a collision course with seaside development. Overall, barrier-island morphology and stratigraphy are strongly influenced by extreme storms (e.g., Hurricane Ivan in ), resulting in regional overwash and landward-dipping stratigraphy (Horwitz and Wang, ).Along the wider portion of the barrier island, dune erosion and washover deposition in the low-lying barrier interior dominate the morphologic response to hurricane impact, whereas.

Introduction. Morphodynamic interactions generate striking shoreline shapes and produce rhythmic patterns over a wide range of scales (Coco and Murray, ).The shape of the shoreline or beach causes sediment flux gradients that, in turn, change the shape of the shoreline Author: Brad Murray, Andrew D.

Ashton, Giovanni Coco. The MSAL barrier island chain is unique in that the five islands (Cat, Ship, Horn, Petit Bois and Dauphin Island) have different geomorphologies, sizes, fine-grained input and erosion rates.

Sediment from the eroding barrier at Brancaster Bay, and especially Scolt Head Island, also sources the sediment sink of Holkham Bay. Within each regime, patterns and relative magnitudes of.

connected to the shoreline. A barrier island is a long, narrow island that forms paral-lel to the shoreline. Most barrier islands are made of sand. Santa Rosa Island in Florida is an example of a barrier island.

READING CHECK Defi ne What is a sandbar. TAKE A LOOK Identify What is a barrier spit. TAKE A LOOK Compare What is the. Base your answers to the next 4 questions on the diagram below. The arrows show the direction in which sediment is being transported along the shoreline.

A barrier beach has formed, creating a lagoon (a shallow body of water in which sediments are being deposited). The eroded headlands are composed of diorite bedrock. A groin has recently been. Erosion is the wearing away or loss of soil particles.

Erosion is caused when soil parti - cles are dislodged by water falling on or running across bare soil. Soil particles are carried by runoff and finally deposited in a lake or a stream, or sometimes in a resting place along the way.

Additional definitions are found throughout this book. (b) Barrier islands, such as Padre Island off the coast of Texas, are made entirely of sand. (c) Barrier islands are some of the most urbanized areas of our coastlines, such as Miami Beach. In its natural state, a barrier island acts as the first line of defense against storms such as hurricanes.

It is estimated that worldwide 70% of all beaches are eroding (Bird ); in the United States this percentage may approach 90% (Heinz Center ).Nearly every developed shoreline in the United States is retreating, and the coast is on a collision course with seaside development (Morton ).This problem is manifest in the United States where heavily developed barrier islands are.

Erosion. It may be from the effect of waves pounding the shoreline or inland erosion. In tropical regions sand also comes from biological sources, like the erosion of coral reefs. Sediment accumulates offshore, eventually building up into an island What five features make up a "typical" barrier island.

1) Ocean beach 2) Ocean dune 3. m, and the shoreline may move laterally several kilometers between high and low water. Different region of the intertidal zone are exposed to erosion and deposition.

• tidal currents can erode and transport sediment. residual motions can be highly important and spatially asymmetric patterns of ebb and flood stages may cause mass transport of both.

Table 3 is an example of a checklist for a barrier island shoreline from an evaluation for a Cumberland Island location. Table 4 is an example of a blank checklist for a mainland shoreline.

Photographs up and down the coast, plus inland, are taken and recorded. Shoreline Protection – Shoreline protection projects are designed to reduce or halt shoreline erosion. Barrier Island Restoration – Designed to protect and restore barrier islands, this project type employs a variety of techniques, such as depositing dredged material to increase an island’s size, placing rock breakwaters to reduce wave.

Credit goes to a “living shoreline” experiment dreamt up by the Nature Conservancy and funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Using a federal stimulus fund grant inthe groups constructed a series of oyster reefs around the southeast side of the island in an effort to combat erosion of the marsh.

steep coastal escarpments the results of erosion by waves on a headline (resistant rock coastline) wave cut platform. shoreline formations made up of various grades of sediment in an arc pattern. beach face. The part of the beach subject to wave action.

Washes over the barrier island depositing sediment directly to the sound side of the. The fall line also represents the inland edge of the oldest Coastal Plain sediments that were deposited in the sea of the Cretaceous period more than million years ago.

Tens of millions of years of Piedmont surface erosion provided sediment to the Cretaceous shoreline until the Coastal Plain built out and up to its present extent. This text includes the following contents: Beach Processes - Erosion - An Introduction.

Edge Waves and the Configuration of the Shoreline. Morphodynamics of Beaches and Surf Zones in Australia. The Erosion of Siletz Spit, Oregon. Barrier Islands. Patterns and Prediction of Shoreline Change.

Models for Beach Profile Response. Sediment is solid material that is moved and deposited in a new location. Sediment can consist of rocks and minerals, as well as the remains of plants and animals. It can be as small as a grain of sand or as large as a boulder. Sediment moves from one place to another through the process of n is the removal and transportation of rock or soil.fundamental role in erosion and deposition around an inlet.

The main ebb channel may shift its location during storms. If the channel intersects the island on one side of the inlet, rapid erosion of the island shoreline may ensue. At the same time, sand that was originally deposited on the ETD on the up-current side of the ebb channel may now be on.a sandbar that is connected to the shoreline Barrier spits are connected to the shore, but barrier islands are not.

Review 1. A shoreline is the boundary between land and water. A beach is part of a shoreline that is made of deposited sediment. 2. Answers include: wind (produces waves, which erode and add to the shore), waves 3.