Tracers of Sand Movement on the Oregon Coast

Karen E. Clemens, Paul D. Komar
1989 Coastal Engineering 1988   unpublished
The study of sand mineralogy and grain rounding can help answer many questions of immediate concern to coastal engineers or to broader issues of beach preservation. The heavy-mineral contents of sands, together with statistical techniques such as factor analysis, can be used to delineate sediment sources, trace transport paths, and map out patterns of mixing during sediment dispersal. Variations in the degree of grain rounding can similarly be used to trace sand movements, or to obtain
more » ... l information concerning the history of the sediment particles.
doi:10.1061/9780872626874.101 fatcat:duicc4cs75gkzmapjwqamfzuui