Sediment Transport Pathways & Connectivity

Where does sediment go?  Where does it come from?

Can we better understand coastal sediment transport pathways by analyzing experimental tracer or drifter studies in the field and developing Lagrangian particle tracking models? Can we use a “connectivity” approach to aggregate and interpret this information?

Relevant Publications

  1. Pearson, S.G., van Prooijen, B.C., Elias, E.P.L, Vitousek, S., & Wang, Z.B. (2020). Sediment Connectivity: A Framework for Analyzing Coastal Sediment Transport Pathways. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface. [Link]
  2. Pearson, S.G., van Prooijen, B.C., Poleykett, J., Wright, M., K. Black, K., Wang, Z.B. (2018). Monitoring sediment transport patterns on an energetic ebb-tidal delta using dual-signature tracers [Poster]. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2018, Washington, D.C. [Link]
  3. Pearson, S.G., van Prooijen, B.C., Wang, Z.B., *Bak, J.P. (2018). Sediment Connectivity and Exchange in Ameland Inlet [Oral Presentation]. NCK Symposium on Sediment Sorting, January 11 2018, Delft, the Netherlands. https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.15706.03527 [Link]
  4. de Wit, F.P., Tissier, M.F.S., Pearson, S.G., Radermacher, M., van de Ven, M.J.P., van Langevelde, A.P., Vos, T.A., Reniers, A.J.H.M. (2018). Measuring the spatial and temporal variability of currents on Ameland Ebb-Tidal Delta [Poster]. NCK Days Conference, March 23 2018, Haarlem, the Netherlands. [Link]

Relevant Student Projects (Co-)Supervised

  1. Laurie van Gijzen. Sediment Transport Pathways in San Francisco Bay. [Link]. Apr 2019 – Mar 2020.  In cooperation with Deltares. 
  2. Michelle Gostic. Sediment Transport Pathways in San Francisco Bay [Link]. Feb 2018 – Jul 2018. In cooperation with Deltares.

Relevant Blog Posts