AbstractThe swash zone is a highly dynamic boundary between the beach and the surf zone. Swash processes determine whether sediment is either stored on the upper beach or is transported offshore, and thus strongly affect shoreline evolution. The present research focuses on the hydrodynamics, sand transport processes and net sediment transport in the swash zone through a series of large-scale wave flume experiments. This research aims to improve the understanding of swash zone sand transport processes, in particular the role of cross-shore sand advection and wave-swash interactions, and bring new detailed insights into the relation between intra-swash processes and net sand transport rates.
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