WIT Press

Study Of Long Shore Sediment Transport In The Vicinity Of Hydrotechnical Constructions

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CE990371

Volume

43

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

1,014 kb

Author(s)

B. Shteinman & Y. Kamenir

Abstract

This paper considers results of experimental investigations incorporating fluorescent tracers to analyze sediments transport in the vicinity of hydrotechnical constructions in Lake Kinneret (Israel). The fluorescent tracer method uses sediments tagged with ecologically-harmless fluorescent stains of several colors. The tracers, having the same hydrodynamic properties as the original (un-coated) particles, are placed at their original sites and then traced "downstream" of the nearshore currents. Due to high sensitivity of the method, very small concentrations of the stained sediment particles can be detected providing precise quantitative data on bed-load transport processes. We have de

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