ZUO Shuhua, HAN Zhiyuan, HUANG Yunxin, HAN Jie, XIE Mingxiao. Distributions of surficial sediments and its response to dynamic actions in the Xiamen Bay sea area, China[J]. Acta Oceanologica Sinica, 2016, 35(4): 9-18. doi: 10.1007/s13131-016-0840-y
Citation: ZUO Shuhua, HAN Zhiyuan, HUANG Yunxin, HAN Jie, XIE Mingxiao. Distributions of surficial sediments and its response to dynamic actions in the Xiamen Bay sea area, China[J]. Acta Oceanologica Sinica, 2016, 35(4): 9-18. doi: 10.1007/s13131-016-0840-y

Distributions of surficial sediments and its response to dynamic actions in the Xiamen Bay sea area, China

doi: 10.1007/s13131-016-0840-y
  • Received Date: 2014-12-12
  • Rev Recd Date: 2015-05-06
  • Sediment distribution is important for morphodynamic evolution and shoreline changes in coastal zones and estuaries. In the study, the data of 230 surface sediment samples collected from the Xiamen Bay sea area in September 2008 are used to investigate the spatial distribution and sediment transport pathway. The grain size distribution of surficial sediments in the Xiamen Bay area is shown distinctly in this study. In addition, the Grain Size Transport Analysis model is used for conveying trend analysis of the sediment in this area, particularly for determining the sediment movement trend. The results indicate that eight sediment types are present for samples, with clayey silt comprising the highest percentage in the study area at 65.22%. Moreover, in the different subareas, the characteristics of grain size parameters are obviously different owing to different sediment sources and hydrodynamic conditions. Furthermore, runoff, tides, and waves are the main forces dominating sediment dynamics on the seabed and tidal flats, and the sediment movement trend is closely related to hydrodynamic conditions.
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