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Littoral cell definition and budgets for central southern England

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  • M. J. Bray
  • David Carter
  • J. M. Hooke

Diverse sources of information are compiled to map a detailed series of local sediment circulations both at the shoreline and in the offshore zone. Cells and sub-cells are subsequently defined by thorough examination of the continuity of sediment transport pathways and by identification of boundaries where there are discontinuities. Important distributions are made between the nature and stability of different boundaries and a classification of types is devised. Within the study areas, it is shown that sediments circulate from distinct eroding cliff sources to well defined sinks. Natural beaches are transient and dependent upon the continued functioning of supply pathways from cliff sources. Relict cells with residual circulations are identified as a consequence of interference. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)381-400
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Coastal Research
Volume11
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1995

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