Accession Number : AD0719923

Title :   A Time Series from the Beach Environment - II.

Descriptive Note : Data rept.,

Corporate Author : VIRGINIA INST OF MARINE SCIENCE GLOUCESTER POINT

Personal Author(s) : Harrison,W. ; Fausak,L. E.

Report Date : DEC 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 98

Abstract : Intensive sampling of beach variables was undertaken during a 30-day period in August and September, 1969, at Virginia Beach, Virginia. The purpose was to investigate the water table of a marine beach and to clarify the interaction of the water table and several process varibles of the beach-ocean-atmosphere system. This report describes the methods of measurement and tabulates the values obtained for the following variables: breaker height, breaker period, trough-to-bottom depth in front of a breaking wave, breaker steepness, breaker power, position of the limit of swash run-up, position of the outcrop of the water table on the foreshore, slope of the foreshore, water table elevations in each of 13 wells, beach elevations, barometric pressure, rainfall, and still-water leve. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BEACHES, STABILITY), (*HYDROLOGY, COASTAL REGIONS), OCEAN WAVES, BAROMETRIC PRESSURE, RAINFALL, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, TIME SERIES ANALYSIS, VIRGINIA

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE