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2013 - 2014 Graduate Catalog 
2013 - 2014 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MSCI 553 - Introduction to Benthic Boundary Layers and Sediment Transport

Fall, even years (3) Friedrichs, Harris

This course addresses the physical and geological aspects of coastal and estuarine benthic boundary layers, their dynamic forcing and the associated suspension and transport of sediments. Principles of waves, tides and currents are introduced with emphasis on shall-water processes. Boundary layer structure and shear stress on the seabed, wave boundary layers and turbulence are considered in relation to the coastal environment. Forces on sediment particles, initiation of sediment movement and principles of sediment transport are treated at an intermediate level.