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Longshore sediment transport at Golden Sands (Bulgaria)

Author(s): Hristo Nikolov | Ekaterina Trifonova | Zhivelina Cherneva | Rafał Ostrowski | Marek Skaja | Marek Szmytkiewicz

Journal: Oceanologia
ISSN 0078-3234

Volume: 48;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 413;
Date: 2006;
Original page

Keywords: Golden Sands | Sediment transport | Wave refraction and diffraction | Offshore wave climate

The paper presents the results of studies on the qualitative and quantitative features of the littoral drift at Golden Sands (Bulgaria), carried out jointly by Polish and Bulgarian researchers. The mathematical modelling of physical coastal processes took wave transformation (wave diffraction and refraction; the effects of shoaling and wave breaking) and longshore sediment transport into account. The computations were carried out for the mean statistical annual wave climate, determined on the basis of IO BAS wave data, simulated using the WAM method from long-term Black Sea wind data. The results of sediment transport computations clearly show that its direction off the Golden Sands shore is from north to south.