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Tsujimoto, G., Tamai, M., Takano, Y., & Yamaguchi, R. (2018). SEDIMENT DYNAMICS BEHAVIOR AND BEACH PROFILE TYPES BASED ON SEDIMENT PROPERTIES. Coastal Engineering Proceedings, 1(36), papers.76.


Sand samples along the shorelines and in the rivers of Tottori Prefecture were assayed for chemical elements using energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer. Samples contained more than 60 wt. % Si, Al, Ca, Fe, Na and Mg less than 10 wt. %. It was found by EOF analysis that Si, Al, Ca and Fe were the significant chemical elements. The spatial variations of first mode of Si are related to sediment dynamic behavior. The transport regime is net accretion when the first mode value of Si is increasing, and net erosion when being decreasing.


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