Date of Award

Spring 2000

Document Type

Legacy Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (BS)


Marine Science


College of Science

First Advisor

Paul T. Gayes


This project was designed to look at the generation of sediment from hard ground on the continental shelf. Lithoclasts form from the erosion of hard grounds, and in previous work it has been shown that these lithoclasts can get transported all the way to the beach. It has been general practice in modeling beach profiles to predict that sediment gets transported off the beach to the shelf, and assume that there is a critical depth at which no more significant cross-shore sediment transport occurs. The fact that these clasts have been reaching the beach from well below this depth for Myrtle Beach suggests that these models may be inaccurate. This project then will be an effort to look at these lithoclasts as a possible source for generating sediment for the nearshore system.

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