The purpose of this project was to investigate the suspension and transport of sediment in a fringing reef. A 3-week field experiment was conducted with more than 25 sensors were deployed throughout the study area. Measurements included waves, currents, optical backscatter, suspended sediment concentrations and bed sediment composition. In addition to the fixed instrumentation, Lagrangian drifters (a total of 9-10) were deployed under various conditions to spatially measure transport pathways and velocities.
Michael Cuttler, Ryan Lowe, Dano Roelvink, Curt Storlazzi, Graham Symonds, Gundula Winter
CSIRO Flagship Collaboration Fund award, Australian Research Council Discovery Grant (DP0770094), Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (FT110100201)