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Classification of sediments

Sediment transport

  • equilibrium profile
  • beach cross-shore profile
  • beach long-shore shape
  • closure depth
  • wave generated bedforms
  • tidally generated bedforms
  • ridge and runnel
  • ripples
  • antidunes
  • rolling-grain ripples
  • vortex ripples
  • longshore bars and troughs / longshore bar
  • berm / berm formation
  • bed shear stress
  • deltas
  • turbidity
  • turbidity currents
  • bar formation
  • bar migration
  • transverse bar
  • dune formation
  • dune morphology
  • scarp
  • crescentic bars
  • cohesive sediment dynamics
  • turbidity
  • turbidity maximum
  • fluid muds
  • turbulence
  • settling lag
  • non-cohesive sediment dynamics
  • aeolian
  • aeolian transport
  • blowouts
  • precipitation ridge
  • transgressive dune fields


  • erosional coastal features
  • accretional coastal features
  • dredging
  • sand mining

Bedforms

Sediments may self-organize into various bedforms, such as ripples and dunes. These are described in the article on geomorphology.

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The main author of this article is Somerville, Tracy
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