The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

Bedform distributions and sediment transport paths in the Bristol Channel and Severn Estuary, U.K.

Harris, P.T. and Collins, M.B. (1984) Bedform distributions and sediment transport paths in the Bristol Channel and Severn Estuary, U.K. Marine Geology, 62, (1-2), pp. 153-166. (doi:10.1016/0025-3227(84)90059-8).

Record type: Article

Abstract

Megaripple, sandwave and sand ribbon distributions are mapped from 3088 km of detailed side-scan sonar data, collected in a macrotidal estuary. Sandwave orientations indicate localised bedload divergences which form part of a larger transport system. The previously described “bedload parting zone” is shown to be an oversimplification of transport paths. Results from this investigation are compared and integrated with other sediment transport models for the Bristol Channel and Severn Estuary. Upstream coastal sediment transport is proposed, contrasting with downstream mid-channel movement. Such a pattern may be applicable to other estuarine systems.

Full text not available from this repository.

More information

Published date: 1984

Identifiers

Local EPrints ID: 193911
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/193911
ISSN: 0025-3227
PURE UUID: 37c985ab-004c-4abf-94ed-69b0fdbb601c

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 21 Jul 2011 14:51
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 11:28

Export record

Altmetrics

Contributors

Author: P.T. Harris
Author: M.B. Collins

University divisions

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton: eprints@soton.ac.uk

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/cgi/oai2

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

×