Accession Number : AD0700259

Title :   SOUTH AMERICAN MARINE ENERGY.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : LOUISIANA STATE UNIV BATON ROUGE COASTAL STUDIES INST

Personal Author(s) : Russell,Richard J.

Report Date : 01 DEC 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : The report summarizes information needed by geomorphologists concerned with explaining coastal features or by engineers designing structures exposed to physical attack by the sea. Summaries of tidal ranges, state of the sea, swell characteristics, and comments on wave energy are based on tables prepared by the Coast and Geodetic Survey (ESSA), the Navy Hydrographic Office, and Army Engineering Research and Development Laboratories. Suggestions are included designating parts of the coast where effects of sea and swell may be differentiated, but no morphological forms are discussed. The active physical processes involved in changing coasts tabulated here are to be used along with knowledge of passive factors, such as lithology and topography, for explaining coastal forms or for purposes of engineering design. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN WAVES, BEACHES), (*COASTAL REGIONS, SOUTH AMERICA), TIDES, ATLANTIC OCEAN, PACIFIC OCEAN, CARIBBEAN SEA, PERIODIC VARIATIONS

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE