Observations Of Suspended Particle Size Distribution On An Energetic Ebb-Tidal Delta

Stuart Pearson, Bram van Prooijen, Floris de Wit, H. Meijer-Holzhauer, A.P. de Looff, Zhengbing Wang

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Sustainable management of barrier islands and tidal inlet systems requires a knowledge of sediment transport pathways throughout the system. This paper places in situ suspended sediment observations (obtained using a LISST) in context with seabed sediment samples and hydrodynamic measurements to identify such pathways. The results indicate two distinct populations of sediment in suspension on the ebb-tidal delta: locally resuspended fine sand and (largely flocculated) mud exported from the Wadden Sea on ebb tide. This reinforces the notion of the strong dependence of sediment pathways on particle size. Future work will combine additional lines of evidence to better distinguish suspended sand from sand-sized flocs and provide a more robust definition of these pathways.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCoastal Sediments 2019
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)978-981-120-449-4
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventCoastal Sediments : Advancing Science & Engineering for Resilient Coastal Systems - St. Petersburg, United States
Duration: 27 May 201931 May 2019


ConferenceCoastal Sediments
CountryUnited States
CitySt. Petersburg
Internet address

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