Articles | Volume 8, issue 2
Research article
12 Jun 2020
Research article |  | 12 Jun 2020

Identifying sediment transport mechanisms from grain size–shape distributions, applied to aeolian sediments

Johannes Albert van Hateren, Unze van Buuren, Sebastiaan Martinus Arens, Ronald Theodorus van Balen, and Maarten Arnoud Prins

Data sets

Dataset from an active aeolian system in the Dutch coastal dunes: sediment grain size and shape data obtained between 2016 and 2019 using dynamic image analysis H. van Hateren

Short summary
In this paper, we introduce a new technique that can be used to identify how sediments were transported to their place of deposition (transport mode). The traditional method is based on the size of sediment grains, ours on the size and the shape. A test of the method on windblown sediments indicates that it can be used to identify the transport mode with less ambiguity, and therefore it improves our ability to extract information, such as climate from the past, from sediment deposits.