Accession Number : AD0714853

Title :   Research in the Coastal and Oceanic Environment.

Descriptive Note : Annual status rept. 1 Sep 69-31 Aug 70,

Corporate Author : DELAWARE UNIV NEWARK

Personal Author(s) : Gaither,William S.

Report Date : OCT 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : Progress during the first year of a multidisciplinary study of the coastal environment of a section of the Atlantic Sea Coast (Delaware and adjacent New Jersey and Maryland areas) is summarized. Included are field, laboratory, and theoretical investigations of sedimentary processes, coastal vegetation, tidal marsh soils, wave action and attenuation, air-sea interactions, geological history and marine biology. Correlation of ground observations with high altitude photographic imagery to provide a useful method for the remote characterization of such coastal regions is an important objective. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN WAVES, BEACHES), (*COASTAL REGIONS, PROTECTION), TRANSPORT PROPERTIES, DEPOSITS, SEDIMENTATION, CONTINENTAL SHELVES, TIDES, DETECTORS, DAMAGE, STRUCTURES, EROSION, SOILS, STABILIZATION, BREAKWATERS, TABLES(DATA), DELAWARE, NEW JERSEY, MARYLAND

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE