Accession Number : AD0492355

Title :   WAVE, SURF, AND BEACH INTELLIGENCE FOR AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY

Personal Author(s) : O'Brien, Morrough P. ; Bascom, Willard N. ; Johnson, Joe W.

Report Date : 09 SEP 1949

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : The notes here presented are intended to outline the most practical means of obtaining the maximum information regarding an enemy-held shoreline. They are specifically directed at disclosing the following intelligence in the days and hours just before a strike: surf zone, beach zone, and back beach.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY INTELLIGENCE, *AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS, BEACHES, OCEAN WAVES, AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE, TERRAIN, TIDES, MAPS, TRAINING, OCEAN CURRENTS, WEATHER FORECASTING, PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTOINTERPRETERS, UNDERWATER DEMOLITION TEAMS, PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT, SHIPS, AIRCRAFT, VEHICLES.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE