Accession Number : AD0647213

Title :   CORRELATION OF LITTORAL TRANSPORT WITH WAVE ENERGY ALONG SHORES OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : ARMY COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Fairchild,John C.

Report Date : NOV 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : Shows the results of an office study which correlated field measurements of net littoral transport with the average net alongshore component of wave energy. Employs a survey attempt toward a 'wave energy - littoral transport' correlation for a 500-mile stretch of coastline by applying wave refraction analysis to wave hindcasts from synoptic weather charts. Littoral transport rates were obtained from beach erosion control and other applicable reports of the study area. Results are presented in tabular and graphical form and compared to other 'wave energy - littoral transport' relationships. The conclusion is made that the correlation should be reliable within the limits of the data scatter. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BEACHES, MASS TRANSFER), (*OCEAN WAVES, TRANSPORT PROPERTIES), ENERGY, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, GRAPHICS, TABLES(DATA), SAND, EQUATIONS OF MOTION

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Soil Mechanics
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE