Accession Number : AD0709428

Title :   BEACH CHANGES BY EXTRAORDINARY WAVES CAUSED BY HURRICANE CAMILLE.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : LOUISIANA STATE UNIV BATON ROUGE COASTAL STUDIES INST

Personal Author(s) : Sonu,Choule J.

Report Date : FEB 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : Drastic erosion and swift recovery were the major characteristics of beach changes associated with Hurricane Camille at Fort Walton, Florida. Storm waves caused general erosion of the beach surface, and a scarp about 1 meter deep was produced about 40 meters behind the shoreline. After the hurricane, humps of sand in a train with regular spacing along the shore emerged in the surf zone bed. These were formed by longshore currents, which probably acted on large quantities of sand brought into the surf zone bed as a result of the preceding subaerial erosion. The humps subsequently moved shoreward and eventually climbed on the beach; a substantial part of the exposed beach volume was thus restored about a week after the hurricane. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TROPICAL CYCLONES, BEACHES), (*BEACHES, EROSION), OCEAN WAVES, SAND, RECOVERY, TERRAIN, OCEAN CURRENTS

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE