Next Article in Journal
Life under Climate Change Scenarios: Sea Urchins’ Cellular Mechanisms for Reproductive Success
Previous Article in Journal
Colour Sonar: Multi-Frequency Sidescan Sonar Images of the Seabed in the Inner Sound of the Pentland Firth, Scotland
Previous Article in Special Issue
Multi-Fraction Bayesian Sediment Transport Model
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2016, 4(1), 27; doi:10.3390/jmse4010027

The Validation of a New GSTA Case in a Dynamic Coastal Environment Using Morphodynamic Modelling and Bathymetric Monitoring

1
Career Training & Planning Consultancy Ltd., Waterville, County Kerry 066 9474650, Ireland
2
MaREI, University College Cork, Ringaskiddy, Co.Cork T12 YN60, Ireland
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editor: Charitha Pattiaratchi
Received: 6 July 2015 / Revised: 26 February 2016 / Accepted: 2 March 2016 / Published: 17 March 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sediment Transport Modeling)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [5316 KB, uploaded 17 March 2016]   |  

Abstract

Several methods of monitoring sediment transport exist and have varying degrees of success depending on the study sites characteristics. Grain Size Trend Analysis (GSTA) is an experimental method based on identifying transport trends from the variation of sediment grain characteristics within a defined study area. The parameters examined when performing GSTA are mean grain size, sorting coefficient and skewness, the most common cases found in field studies being; finer, better sorted and negatively skewed (FB−) or coarser, better sorted and positively skewed (CB+), as most transport trends follow one or the other trend. However, on Rossbeigh beach, Co. Kerry, Ireland, a coarser poorer and more negatively skewed (CP−) trend case gave the most realistic plot of sediment transport trend when compared with sediment transport calculation, bathymetry surveys, hydrodynamic monitoring and morphological modelling. View Full-Text
Keywords: GSTA; sediment transport; morphodynamic modelling; barrier beach; coastal erosion GSTA; sediment transport; morphodynamic modelling; barrier beach; coastal erosion
Figures

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

O’Shea, M.; Murphy, J. The Validation of a New GSTA Case in a Dynamic Coastal Environment Using Morphodynamic Modelling and Bathymetric Monitoring. J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2016, 4, 27.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. EISSN 2077-1312 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top