Accession Number : AD0641849

Title :   MODIFICATION OF WAVE SPECTRA ON THE CONTINENTAL SHELF AND IN THE SURF ZONE.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL ENGINEERING SCIENCE CO MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Bretschneider,Charles L. ; Le Mehaute,Bernard

Report Date : 01 OCT 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 113

Abstract : A study was made to increase the state of the art on wave forecasting over the continental shelf, in shallow water, and in the surf zone. The study includes investigations of certain dynamic actions such as breaking waves and currents which affect the rate of littoral drift; storm surge and flooding, which result in an increase in total water depth, thereby permitting larger breaking waves to occur closer to the shoreline. Theory, field data, and analytical methods are required for the successful completion of the study. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN WAVES, FLUID MECHANICS), COASTAL REGIONS, REPORTS, ABSTRACTS, OCEAN CURRENTS, THEORY

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE