Inter-tidal Dynamics of Surface Moisture Content on a Meso-tidal Beach
Keywords:Beach ground water, water tables, ThetaProbe, capillary rise.
AbstractA new device was used to measure the moisture content of the uppermost layers of beach sediments on a meso-tidal beach in the UK. The results showed that drainage of the beach surface was much more limited than previously assumed (<10 percent of assumed values). The implications of these findings are briefly discussed in the context of beach ground water modelling and coastal aeolian research.