Date of Award

1990

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Geography

Keywords

Physical Geography.

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

An investigation has been conducted to assess the relation between simulated immersed longshore sediment transport rates and observed net sediment flux data at the East and Northwest beaches of Point Pelee, Ontario from 1985 to 1987. Bathymetric and net sediment flux data were derived from surveys of the East and Northwest beaches. The use of a deep-water computer algorithm "WAVES" along with the wind data from Point Pelee National Park from 1985 to 1987 permitted the hindcasting of immersed longshore sediment transport rate data generated from the nearshore circulation computer algorithm "NSCWIS". This immersed longshore sediment transport data was then compared to observed net sediment flux data. Correlation analysis revealed an "r" value of +0.91 and an "r$\sp2$" value of 0.83 indicating that the immersed sediment transport rate data did approximate the observed net sediment flux. Analysis of variance highlighted the interaction between location, season and lake level factors. The seasonal, locational and lake level factors caused variations in immersed longshore sediment transport rate data which reflected exposure to storm systems during the study period.Dept. of Geography. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis1990 .K683. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 30-03, page: 0684. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1990.

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