Temporal changes of backshore topography and sand grain size under wind and wave actions

Keiko Udo, Shuji Yamawaki, Yoshimasa Ito

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Abstract

Wave and wind impacts on medium-term backshore processes were investigated in terms of backshore topography, sand grain size, and wave, tide, and wind conditions at an open-ocean dissipative beach in Japan from 2003 to 2005. Indices of wave and wind impacts were defined by wave run-up level and wind-driven sand transport rate, respectively. Changes in spatial topography and sand grain size show that bed accumulation and sand coarsening due to both wave and wind actions at seaward slopes of sandbank and dune. Linkage of the wave and wind impacts is necessary to better understand the beach processes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 30th International Conference on Coastal Engineering 2006, ICCE 2006
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages2906-2918
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9789812706362
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event30th International Conference on Coastal Engineering, ICCE 2006 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 2006 Sep 32006 Sep 8

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference
ISSN (Print)0161-3782

Other

Other30th International Conference on Coastal Engineering, ICCE 2006
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period06/9/306/9/8

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Oceanography

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