In this study 74 beach samples collected at 2 km intervals were used to evaluate beach sediment composition. For each sample, grains were identified for each grain size class coarser than 0. The results obtained show that the spatial distribution of the bioclastic components provide important information on the environmental conditions present at the shoreline energy levels, availability of hard substrates and protected areas, pattern of sediment dispersion and on the sediment sources as well. This situation is favored by an impeded longshore transport that characterizes most of the region. On the other hand, the coral and coralline algae reefs, besides offering a natural protection to the shoreline, also represent an important source of beach sands.
Bahia: Brazil's coolest coast
Provenance, transport and composition of Dendê Coast beach sands in Bahia, central coast of Brazil
Journal of Coastal Research 1 September ; 71 : 30— Gomes, G. In: Silva, R. The present work is a study of changes in longshore sediment circulation due to the presence of a breakwater which interferes with the beach morphology. The study was done using the SMC software Sistema de Modelado Costero as the main tool for simulating the coastal dynamics for the different configurations, as well as for determining the wave climate to be applied at the simulations. The beach environment is a complex dynamic system responsive to the impact of waves and currents through a series of changes that can occur at different time scales and the intervention of human constructions.
Which Brazilian Beach Matches Your Personality?
Here are a few of the rules I learned along the way — the rare kind that are more fun to follow than to break. A towel in particular is considered a horror-inducing no-no. A canga the Brazilian term for a sarong , some cash, and maybe a volleyball are basically the only acceptable items to take — anything else you need can be supplied on the sand. Cangas are fabulous alternatives to towels — they can be worn as cover-ups walking to and from the beach, they can be laid out on the sand to lie on, they can be used as scarves and towels and a million other purposes in a pinch.