Accession Number : AD0496047

Title :   Amphibious Oceanography.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY INST OF ENGINEERING RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Wiegel, R. L. ; Patrick, D. A.

Report Date : 30 SEP 1951

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : The objective of the investigation was to evaluate the various immediate factors of beach and surf conditions as limiting the operation of amphibian vehicles and amphibious craft and extending the evaluation of these factors to ascertain the important oceanographic, geomorphic and meteorological features which give rise to beach forms and surf conditions of concern to amphibious operations. Specifically, the principal missions of the project were: (1) Produce information that would be of value during the movement to the objective area and the landing and assault phases of an amphibious operation; (2) Develop techniques for forecasting waves and surf of concern to landing operations; (3) Produce information which would aid in the training of operating personnel of amphibian vehicles and amphibious craft; (4) Produce information that would advance the safety of personnel engaged in amphibious training exercises by establishing conditional limitations within which amphibious landing craft and amphibian vehicles may safely operate.

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN WAVES, PREDICTIONS), (*AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS, OCEAN WAVES), BEACHES, COASTAL REGIONS, AMPHIBIOUS VEHICLES, NAVAL VESSELS, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, OCEAN BOTTOM TOPOGRAPHY, MARINE METEOROLOGY, METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, MEASURING INSTRUMENTS, RECORDING SYSTEMS, BUOYANCY.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE