Accession Number : AD0652253

Title :   COMPILATION OF LONGSHORE CURRENT DATA,

Corporate Author : ARMY COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Galvin,Cyril J. ; Nelson,Richard A.

Report Date : MAR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : The paper is a compilation of published longshore current data available from North American sources as of January 1966. The data comprise 352 separate observations; of these 225 were obtained from four laboratory studies and 127 from four field studies. Each observation includes (at least) measured longshore current velocity, in feet per second; wave direction; a wave height, in feet; wave period, in seconds; and beach slope. Values of breaker height and breaker angle were computed for those observations lacking measured values. Longshore current velocity is usually less than 2 feet per second under both field and laboratory conditions. The maximum velocity observation from the field is 5.5 feet per second; from the laboratory 3.8 feet per second. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN WAVES, EXPERIMENTAL DATA), (*OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, TABLES(DATA)), (*COASTAL REGIONS, OCEAN WAVES), TIDES, SEA WATER, OCEAN CURRENTS, BEACHES, NORTH AMERICA, EROSION, VELOCITY

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE