Littoral transport

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Definition of Littoral transport:
Littoral transport is the term used for the transport of non-cohesive sediments, i.e. mainly sand, along the foreshore and the shoreface due to the action of the breaking waves and the longshore current. The littoral transport is also called the longshore transport or the littoral drift[1].
This is the common definition for Littoral transport, other definitions can be discussed in the article

See Littoral drift and shoreline modelling.


  1. Mangor, Karsten. 2004. “Shoreline Management Guidelines”. DHI Water and Environment, 294pp.