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U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2005-3061

Building a Community Sediment Transport Model

Published 2005
Version 1.0

Christopher R. Sherwood, Richard P. Signell, and John C. Warner


Predictions of the transport and long-term fate of particles in the coastal ocean are needed to address issues related to commerce, defense, public health, and the quality of the marine environment. For example, models can be used to investigate waste disposal and the transport and fate of contaminated materials; burial rates for naval mines or archaeological artifacts; water-column optical properties; transport and fate of biological particles; prediction of coastal flooding and coastal erosion; impacts of sea-level or wave-climate changes and coastal development; construction and maintenance of navigable waterways; habitat for commercial fisheries; impacts of natural or anthropogenic changes in coastal conditions on recreational activities; and design of intakes and outfalls for sewage treatment, cooling systems, and desalination plants.


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For scientific questions or comments concerning this report, contact Christopher R. Sherwood.

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