Interactions between a benthic tripod and waves on a sandy bed

JJ Williams, PS Bell, Lawrence Coates, Nicole Metje, R Selwyn

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In the past the amount of local disturbance to hydrodynamic and sediment processes by instrumented benthic frames has not been investigated. Here, in a series of tests on sandy beds in a large wave flume, measurements of wave-induced flows, turbulence, bedforms and suspended sediments have been obtained from the large tripod frame STABLE and from a control site away from the influence of the frame. Present measurements show surprisingly small modifications by the frame to local hydrodynamic conditions, bed morphology and vertical profiles of suspended sediment. Crown Copyright (C) 2003 Published by Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)355-375
Number of pages21
JournalContinential Shelf Research
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2003


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