Wave activity on the sea-bed of the english channel
Grochowski, N.T.L. and Collins, M.B. (1994) Wave activity on the sea-bed of the english channel. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 74, (03), 739-742. (doi:10.1017/S0025315400047792).
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Long-term surface wave records from various parts of the English Channel are used to determine the percentage of time during a year for which waves disturb the sea-bed. Most of the bottom sediments are rarely disturbed by waves (<1% of the time), due to water depth and sediment grain size. The coastal zones (<30 m), including the embayments, experience significant wave disturbance at the sea-bed (i.e. >5–10%). The general distribution of surficial sediments can be explained in terms of tidally-induced processes alone. Even in areas where wave activity is high, fine-grained sediment transport is controlled by the same mechanisms.
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||doi:10.1017/S0025315400047792|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GC Oceanography|
|Divisions :||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Ocean & Earth Science (SOC/SOES)
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|Date Deposited:||04 Jul 2011 15:14|
|Last Modified:||31 Mar 2016 13:42|
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