Textural characteristics and sedimentary environment of sediment at eroded and deposited regions in the severely eroded coastline of Batu Pahat, Malaysia

Wan Hanna Melini Wan Mohtar, Siti Aminah Bassa Nawang, Khairul Nizam Abdul Maulud, Yannie Anak Benson, Wan Ahmad Hafiz Wan Mohamed Azhary

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Abstract

This study investigates the textural characteristics of sediments collected at eroded and deposited areas of highly severed eroded coastline of Batu Pahat, Malaysia. Samples were taken from systematically selected 23 locations along the 67 km stretch of coastline and are extended to the fluvial sediments of the main river of Batu Pahat. Grain size distribution analysis was conducted to identify its textural characteristics and associated sedimentary transport behaviours. Sediments obtained along the coastline were fine-grained material with averaged mean size of 7.25 ϕ, poorly sorted, positively skewed and has wide distributions. Samples from eroded and deposition regions displayed no distinctive characteristics and exhibited similar profiles. The high energy condition transported the sediments as suspension, mostly as pelagic and the sediments were deposited as shallow marine and agitated deposits. The fluvial sediments of up to 3 km into the river have particularly similar profile of textural characteristics with the neighbouring marine sediments from the river mouth. Profiles were similar with marine sediments about 3 km opposite the main current and can go up to 10 km along the current of Malacca Straits.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)525-537
Number of pages13
JournalScience of the Total Environment
Volume598
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2017

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Keywords

  • Eroded coastline
  • Erosion and depositions area
  • Grain size distribution
  • Textural characteristics

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  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution

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Textural characteristics and sedimentary environment of sediment at eroded and deposited regions in the severely eroded coastline of Batu Pahat, Malaysia. / Wan Mohtar, Wan Hanna Melini; Nawang, Siti Aminah Bassa; Abdul Maulud, Khairul Nizam; Benson, Yannie Anak; Azhary, Wan Ahmad Hafiz Wan Mohamed.

In: Science of the Total Environment, Vol. 598, 15.11.2017, p. 525-537.

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