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Characteristics of Surface Topography Variation on the Gochang Beach, Southwestern Coast of Korea
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 Title & Authors
Characteristics of Surface Topography Variation on the Gochang Beach, Southwestern Coast of Korea
Kang, Sol-Ip; Ryang, Woo-Hun; Chun, Seung-Soo;
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 Abstract
The Gochang beach is located in the southwestern coast of Korea along the eastern part of the Yellow Sea, comprising the Donghori, Gwangseungri, and Myeongsasipri beaches from north to south. The Gochang beach is characterized by macro-tide, open-coast, linear shoreline, and sand substrates. This study has investigated annual and seasonal characteristics of surface topography variation and sediment accumulation rate in the Gochang beach. During the five seasons of winter (Feb.), spring (May), summer (Aug.), and fall (Nov.) in 2014 and winter (Feb.) in 2015, the topographic elevation of total 315 sites was measured along three survey lines. It consists of 21 sites at 30 m intervals in each transverse line perpendicular to the shoreline, respectively. Annual accumulation rate of the Gochang beach in 2014 was -0.081 m/yr, indicative of erosional condition. Annual accumulation rates of the comprising beaches represent -0.091m/yr of the Donghori, -0.051 m/yr of the Gwangseungri, and -0.10 m/yr of the Myeongsasipri.
 Keywords
Gochang beach;topography variation;accumulation rate;macro-tide;open-coast;
 Language
Korean
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