Nearshore Sediment Transport

  • Richard J. Seymour

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. David B. Duane, Richard J. Seymour, Arthur G. Alexiou
      Pages 1-5
  3. The NSTS Field Experiment Sites

    1. D. L. Inman, S. S. Pawka, M. J. Shaw
      Pages 7-13
    2. Christopher G. Gable
      Pages 15-19
    3. Robert G. Dean
      Pages 21-26
  4. Measuring the Incident Wave Field

    1. S. S. Pawka
      Pages 27-32
    2. Richard J. Seymour
      Pages 33-35
  5. Measuring the Nearshore Morphology

    1. David G. Aubrey, Richard J. Seymour
      Pages 37-41
    2. Robert G. Dean
      Pages 43-50
  6. Measuring Surf Zone Dynamics

    1. R. T. Guza, Edward B. Thornton
      Pages 51-60
    2. Ernest C.-S. Tang, Robert A. Dalrymple
      Pages 61-65
  7. Measuring Sediment Dynamics

    1. James A. Zampol, B. Walton Waldorf
      Pages 79-89
    2. Robert L. Lowe
      Pages 91-93
    3. Richard W. Sternberg
      Pages 95-102
  8. Transport Determination by Tracers

    1. Ole Secher Madsen
      Pages 103-114
    2. Thomas E. White, Douglas L. Inman
      Pages 115-128
  9. Data Recording

    1. Robert L. Lowe
      Pages 129-132
    2. Meredith H. Sessions, David Castel
      Pages 133-136
  10. Wind Wave Transformation

    1. Edward B. Thornton, R. T. Guza
      Pages 137-171
  11. Run-Up and Surf Beat

    1. R. T. Guza, Edward B. Thornton
      Pages 173-181
  12. Nearshore Circulation

    1. Edward B. Thornton, R. T. Guza
      Pages 183-203
    2. Ernest C.-S. Tang, Robert A. Dalrymple
      Pages 205-230
  13. Suspended Sediment Measurements

    1. Richard W. Sternberg, N. C. Shi, John P. Downing
      Pages 231-257
    2. James A. Zampol, Douglas L. Inman
      Pages 259-272
  14. Cross-Shore Transport

    1. Richard J. Seymour
      Pages 273-285
  15. Measuring Longshore Transport with Tracers

    1. Thomas E. White, Douglas L. Inman
      Pages 287-312
  16. Measuring Longshore Transport with Traps

    1. Robert G. Dean
      Pages 313-336
  17. Models for Surf Zone Dynamics

    1. Edward B. Thornton, R. T. Guza
      Pages 337-369
  18. State of the Art in Oscillatory Sediment Transport Models

    1. David B. King Jr., Richard J. Seymour
      Pages 371-385
  19. Modeling Cross-Shore Transport

    1. Richard J. Seymour, David Castel
      Pages 387-401
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 403-418

About this book


This book represents the efforts of over a hundred individuals who planned and executed the NSTS field experiments, analyzed the billions of data points, and distilled their findings and insights into the summaries found here. Because these experiments were of a scope that will seldom, if ever, be duplicated, and because the program brought together many of the foremost field experimentalists in this country, we all felt from the beginning that it was important to preserve the outcome. This was done in two ways. First, the raw data were made available to any interested investigator within 18 months of the completion of each experiment. Secondly, both the methodology of the experiments and the findings from them were codified in the form of a monograph. This book is that result. I have had the occasion recently (Sediments '87 Proceedings, Vol. 1, pp. 642-651) to assess the NSTS performance. I found that we made giant strides in our understanding of the surf zone hydrodynamics --far more than our fondest expectations at the beginning. We were able to do less than we had hoped about the response of the sediment, largely because of a limited ability to measure it at a point. As I reported in the Sediments '87 assessment, we established a new state of the art in measurement techniques and we demonstrated the effectiveness of large, multi-investigator, instrument-intensive experiments for studying nearshore processes.


control dynamics flow hydrodynamics measurement measurement techniques modeling morphology network transformation transport

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard J. Seymour
    • 1
  1. 1.Scripps Institution of OceanographyUniversity of California at San DiegoLa JollaUSA

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