2008 Joint Meeting of The Geological Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies with the Gulf Coast Section of SEPM

Paper No. 5
Presentation Time: 8:00 AM-4:45 PM

Morphological Variation of a Swash Zone

BARRETT, Gemma, Department of Geography, Texas A&M University, 810 O&M Building, College Station, TX 77843, gem1007@tamu.edu

This poster describes the morphological response of a swash zone over a range of wave and tidal conditions. The study was completed over a 3 week period at Pensacola Beach in northwest Florida. The morphology of the swash zone is found to vary at both tidal and storm frequencies. Specifically, the response is found to vary in response to the transformation of the incident wave field by the offshore bars and across the swash zone.