The periodic variation in the surface level of the oceans and of bays, gulfs, inlets,
and estuaries, caused by gravitational attraction and relative motions of the moon and
The types of tides are:
Total-sediment load (total load)
All of the sediment in transport; that part moving as suspended load plus that moving
as bed load.
EXPLAINATION OF TOTAL LOAD
BED MATERIAL LOAD
A special `T' shaped 5 node element which makes the transition between a one
dimensional element and a two dimensional element.
Changes with time.
The complex processes of moving sediment particles from place to place. The
principal transporting agents are flowing water and wind.
Only a general definition is possible because of the wide variety of methods in use.
This term has been used as an expression of the optical properties of a sample which
causes light rays to be scattered and absorbed rather than transmitted through the
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