Accession Number : AD0628866

Title :   SAND MOVEMENT ALONG A PORTION OF THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA COAST.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : ARMY COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Cherry,John

Report Date : OCT 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 129

Abstract : Long-term beach and offshore sand movement along the northern California coast between Drakes Bay and Russian River is studied. Analysis of wave, sand and geological data, coupled with known configurations and behavioral processes of stable beaches, suggests little net alongshore movement under present conditions and that beaches are generally in equilibrium with negligible loss. This analysis is confirmed through heavy mineral analysis of surface samples. Point Reyes and Bodega Head are indicated to be effective littoral barriers to alongshore transport. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CALIFORNIA, BEACHES), (*SAND, BEACHES), WATER, SEDIMENTATION, WATER WAVES

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Soil Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE