Accession Number : AD0705627
Title : A SHALLOW WATER INSTRUMENT SYSTEM FOR MONITORING WAVE AND CURRENT PARAMETERS IN THE NEARSHORE ZONE.
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,
Corporate Author : MICHIGAN STATE UNIV EAST LANSING DEPT OF GEOLOGY
Personal Author(s) : Wood,William L. , Jr.
Report Date : MAR 1970
Pagination or Media Count : 62
Abstract : A nearshore instrument system has been developed which monitors effectively the wave and current parameters associated with the transition of breaking waves in shallow water. This system consists of a conventional step resistance wave staff plus two new instruments; a ducted impellor flowmeter and an instantaneous celerity, angle of approach, and fluid flow velocity. Several systems can be employed in a network to monitor both the spatial and temporal variations in these parameters. A resistance type bottom profiling sled is also described which can be used to determine bathymetric profiles within the nearshore zone. The instrumentation is simple and inexpensive to construct. (Author)
Descriptors : (*OCEAN WAVES, POWER SPECTRA), (*OCEAN CURRENTS, RECORDING SYSTEMS), SHALLOW WATER, MONITORS, ENERGY, PROBES, PHASED ARRAYS, RECORDING SYSTEMS, MEASUREMENT, BATHYTHERMOGRAPH DATA, HYDRODYNAMICS
Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE