Classification of Beach Based on Beach-Surf-Zone Morphodynamics—A Case Study

Author: V. R. Shamjiorcid

ABSTRACT
The beach classifications based on theoretical and numerical modelling study are more in literature. The paper discusses a case study regarding the morphological response of sandy beach to the monsoonal waves and its classifications based on the energy conditions. The sediment dynamics associated with morphological changes are functions of incident wave climate, sediment characteristics and other environmental factors. The study establishes quantitative relationships between incident wave energy flux, fall speed parameters, grain size and wave steepness, and classifies beach in accordance with energy conditions using different empirical functions. A criterion for sediment transport direction with different wave climate is also proposed and validated in the field conditions.

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Journal: Open Journal of Marine Science
DOI: 10.4236/ojms.2019.92005(PDF)
Paper Id: 90890 (metadata)

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