Accession Number : AD0286773

Title :   BEACHES IN NORTHWESTERN CALIFORNIA

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING LAB

Personal Author(s) : SNOW,DAVID T.

Report Date : AUG 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Forty-two stations on the beaches and coastal streams between the Oregon boundary and Bodega Head, California, were sampled from one to four times each in the years of 1958 to 1960. Grain size and sorting parameters from single samples proved adequate to distinguish the character of one beach from another, but single samples do not show significant changes with time at individual localities. Groups of stations having sands that are not significantly different, on the basis of single samples, usually fall within the boundaries of geographic units as well. There are very few exceptions to these geographical groupings, but the sands at a given locality can seldom be reconciled with the existing wave exposure, thus beach character must reflect other causes, such as source. (Author)

Descriptors :   *BEACHES, CLASSIFICATION, SAMPLING, SEDIMENTATION, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, TABLES(DATA)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE