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Fine-grained sediment dispersal along the California coast

Fine-grained material may negative effects on coastal ecosystems. Our studies suggest that the waves and currents of California are adequately energetic to transport fine-grained sediment quickly through near-shore coastal systems.

by Warrick, Jonathan A. and Storlazzi, Curt D.
U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2013-3023
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Related topics:
Erosion, Marine ecosystems, Ocean currents, Ocean waves, Sediment transport, Coastal zones
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