Accession Number : AD0616901

Title :   A STUDY OF MARKED SAND MOVEMENT ON DEL MONTE BEACH, MONTEREY BAY, CALIFORNIA.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Hohenstein,Clyde Gilbert ; Jaeger,James Walter ; Jones,David Lynn

Report Date : 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 140

Abstract : The movement of fluorescent-coated sand on Del Monte Beach, Monterey Bay, California was traced for a three-week period during February and March, 1965. In order to speed analysis of hundreds of sediment samples, a rapid volumetric measurement was developed to replace the standard weight measurement in textural analysis. Marked sand grains in different size ranges were found to move in different directions, both along and across the beach. No dominant longshore drift occurred. The observed movement of the sand correlated with the natural sand texture, beach profile changes, and the presence of cusps. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOIL MECHANICS, BEACHES), SAND, MOTION, COASTAL REGIONS, CALIFORNIA, TRACER STUDIES, MARINE GEOLOGY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE