Accession Number : AD0699399

Title :   THE SOURCE, TRANSPORTATION, AND DEPOSITION OF BEACH SEDIMENT IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : CORPS OF ENGINEERS WASHINGTON D C BEACH EROSION BOARD

Personal Author(s) : Handin,John W.

Report Date : MAR 1951

Pagination or Media Count : 129

Abstract : Beach studies are of importance as a basis for engineering design of harbors, shore protective works, and other commercial and recreational facilities. Geologists find modern beaches to be of particular interest as sources of information about sedimentary processes and as clues to the origin of certain ancient deposits. This thesis is the result of work undertaken for the Los Angeles District Engineer Office and of graduate work at the University of California, Los Angeles. It deals with the source, transportation, and deposition of beach sands along the southern California coast from Carpinteria to Point Fermin.

Descriptors :   (*BEACHES, EROSION), (*SAND, DEPOSITION), SEDIMENTATION, TRANSPORT PROPERTIES, PETROGRAPHY, OCEAN WAVES, CALIFORNIA, THESES

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE