Accession Number : AD0488510

Title :   A SHORT-TERM STUDY OF BEACH SAND MOVEMENT ADJACENT TO MONTEREY CANYON.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Davis, Vibert Hillis ; Harper, John Norman, Jr. ; Neisha, John Freeman

Report Date : MAY 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : The movement of sand in the swash-zone south of the head of Monterey Canyon was studied during February and March, 1966. A stationary sampler was designed and used in conjunction with dyed fluorescent sands to trace the rate and direction of natural sand movement. A sequential multiple linear regression program was used to statistically analyze the effects of this canyon and several other environmental parameters on the movement of beach sand. In all observations made, the sand was found to move toward the canyon head. The canyon also appears to be a major factor affecting the rate of beach sand drift. (Author)

Descriptors :   *BEACHES), (*SAND, DRIFT, COASTAL REGIONS, CALIFORNIA, MARKERS, OCEAN BOTTOM TOPOGRAPHY, SAMPLING, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, MEASUREMENT, SAMPLERS, MARINE GEOPHYSICS, MARINE GEOLOGY, MOTION, TRANSPORTATION, SOIL MECHANICS.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE