coastal sediment

coastal sediment

[′kōs·təl ′sed·ə·mənt]
(geology)
The mineral and organic deposits of deltas, lagoons, and bays, barrier islands and beaches, and the surf zone.
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Bacterial load reported in coastal sediment of Uran is attributed to the coastal tourism, coastal dredging, excavation through mangroves for gas pipelines and erection of electricity poles, Container Freight Stations (CFS), road construction, inadequate sanitary facilities, open defecation and poverty among local community.
The experiment showed that, in just nine weeks, plastic bags smothered the surface of coastal sediment, prevented oxygen and nutrient flow, and blocked light.
Just days after researchers announced the largest-ever recorded die-off of the Great Barrier Reef, a government report to UNESCO released Thursday noted that farm chemicals and coastal sediment flowing into the waters were the biggest threats to the continued survival of the extensive ecosystem.
The nineteen contributions that make up the chapters of the main body of the text are devoted to random waves in the sea, the coastal effects of Tsunamis and defense against them, basic coastal sediment transport mechanisms, and a wide variety of other related subjects.
For example, a more refined sea-level record over millions of years is commercially interesting because it allows a better understanding of coastal sediment sequences that are relevant to the petroleum industry.
The Fe/Mn-bound metal species trend in this study area's coastal sediment is presented in Figure 5.
Topics include the characteristics and behavior of waves, breakwaters, coastal sediment transport, basic shore processes, modeling of coastal morphology, design concepts, and shore protection.
There is an abundant coastal sediment supply being delivered from the erosion of a drowned delta to the north as well as sediment arriving from the south, transported from the Delaware River (McMaster, 1954; Dobday, 1981).
For example, California developed (1) the Coastal Sediment Management Workgroup, which uses littoral cells (a complete cycle of sedimentation including sources, transport paths, and sinks) as the basis for evaluating and managing sediment transport issues; (4) (2) the Marine Life Protection Act Initiative, which uses a science-based regional approach to assess the adequacy of the existing array of marine protected areas; (5) and (3) the Southern California Wetlands Recovery Project for wetland restoration and management in the Southern California Bight.
The report laid out four recommendations to coastal erosion in Europe: 1) restore the sediment balance; 2) consider the cost of coastal erosion when planning and investment decisions are made; 3) complete regional coastal sediment management plans and take a pro-active approach to the problem; 4) strengthen the knowledge about coastal erosion.
It should be based on regional coastal sediment management plans aimed at restoring coastal resilience.
Shoreline recession/progradation may result simply from a rise/fall in lake level with no net loss/gain of coastal sediment along a given beach profile.

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