Accession Number : AD0459085

Title :   SEDIMENTATION AT AN INLET ENTRANCE, RUDEE INLETVIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Harrison, W. ; Krumbein, W. C. ; Wilson, W. S.

Report Date : DEC 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : A physical model is presented of the wave, longshore-current, and ebb-tide current systems as they determine the distribution of mean particle size and degree of sorting at the mouth of a controlled inlet. Bottom samples taken at Rudee Inlet, Virginia Beach, Va., were subjected to trend-surface analysis, to verify trends predicted by model. Correspondence between model and natural situation was found to be good, but area of inlet-current influence was found to be rather limited in extent. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HYDROLOGY, VIRGINIA), (*TIDEWATER, SEDIMENTATION), MARINE GEOLOGY, TIDES, TIDEWATER, PARTICLE SIZE, MODEL TESTS, BEACHES, MAPS.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE