Beach profile and sediment distribution during spring tide at UMS beach

Azrul Hisham Basri (2008) Beach profile and sediment distribution during spring tide at UMS beach. Universiti Malaysia Sabah. (Unpublished)


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This study of beach profile changes and sedimentology characteristic is conducted along Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) beach during spring tide. This study is to investigate how the coastal processes such as winds, waves, current and tide influence beach geomorphology. This study aim is to determine the changes of beach profile and sediment distribution patterns during spring tide from September to December. Automatic level set is used during the field work to measure the changes beach profile and sediment samples that were collected at high tide (HT), mid tide (Ml), and (LT) level which then were analyzed using dry method. UMS beach do not shows much changes during four sampling date which ranges of beach gradient from 1.55° to 4.51°. Both erosion and deposition process mostly occurred at MT level and lest occurred at HT level. Besides that, sediment distribution along study area is dominated by very fine and fine sand. In addition, sedimentological characteristic can be identified as poorly sorted and more negatively skewed. However, human activity also affected the coastal processes and sediment distribution along the UMS beach. As a conclusion, the beach profile at UMS beach at first is just flat land, followed by a steep slope.

Item Type: Academic Exercise
Keyword: spring tide, beach profile, sedimentology characteristic, coastal processes
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GB Physical geography
Department: FACULTY > Faculty of Science and Natural Resources
Depositing User: Munira M
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2017 14:30
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 10:48

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