Accession Number : AD0699339

Title :   GEOMORPHOLOGY AND SEDIMENTS OF THE NEARSHORE CONTINENTAL SHELF, MIAMI TO PALM BEACH, FLORIDA.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : ARMY COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Duane,David B. ; Meisburger,Edward P.

Report Date : NOV 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 122

Abstract : The Continental Shelf off SE Florida between Palm Beach and Miami was surveyed to locate and evaluate sand deposits usable for artificial beach nourishment. Survey data covered 141 square miles of that part of the Continental Shelf between 15- and 100-foot depths, and consisted of seismic reflection profiles and sediment cores from the sea floor. As beach nourishment, sand-sized sediments from the shelf off SE Florida are of marginal quality. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BEACHES, PROTECTION), (*CONTINENTAL SHELVES, DEPOSITS), SAND, OCEAN BOTTOM SAMPLING, SEDIMENTATION, DEGRADATION, SEISMIC WAVES, REFLECTION, COASTAL REGIONS, ECHO RANGING, SURVEYING(GEOGRAPHIC), FLORIDA

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE