Fluorescent Tracer: Transport in Distance and Depth in Beach Sands

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Science  11 Feb 1966:
Vol. 151, Issue 3711, pp. 701-702
DOI: 10.1126/science.151.3711.701


Foreshore tidal-cycle transport of sediment along a beach profile can be traced in distance and depth by the use of fluorescent pigments. Sediment cores are obtained from locations on the profile, dyed in horizontal segments, and returned to their original positions in the beach. Analyses of flood-and ebb-tide samples of sediment reveal the pattern of littoral zone sedimentation.

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