Accession Number : AD0451129

Title :   WAVE MEASUREMENTS OFF OXNARD, CALIFORNIA.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA

Personal Author(s) : Hoffman, Wilber E.

Report Date : AUG 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The intent is to furnish a description of a mainly water level (wave) measuring complex in about 18 feet of water behind and in the vicinity of an off-shore breakwater for a small craft harbor. The breakwater serves as a trap for sand which is by-passed periodically around the jetties of a major harbor about one mile downshore. Instruments and methods are discussed for the complex as progessively improved over a 10-year period beginning in 1953. Types of measurements made are presented with typical daily average declared to be: Surface water level variation from three stations: Height 1.5 feet and period 11.3 seconds; water temperature 60 F; breaking wave height 2.9 feet and 6.5 period; littoral current velocity: SE set at 60 feet/minute: Wind velocity on-shore at 15 knots. The beach and sea surface were recorded on photographs periodically. All data collected was sent to Coastal Engineering Research Center for analysis and reporting. The data is intended to improve the understanding of behavior of waves and beaches behind and in the vicinity of an off-shore breakwater. Effective July 1964, the Los Angeles District of the Corps of Engineers assumed responsibility for the complex. The information in the report is considered useful mainly to those planning subject type installation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WATER WAVES, MEASUREMENT), CALIFORNIA, INSTRUMENTATION, BREAKWATERS, HARBORS, SEDIMENTATION, SAND.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE