Accession Number : AD0737634

Title :   Classification of the Coastal Environments of the World. Part 1. The Americas.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : VIRGINIA UNIV CHARLOTTESVILLE DEPT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Dolan, Robert ; Hayden, Bruce P. ; Hornberger, George M. ; Zieman, Joseph ; Vincent, Mary K.

Report Date : FEB 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 178

Abstract : The coastal environment, as defined in this classification, has the common attributes: (1) an atmospheric and marine fluid environment, and (2) an interacting coastal interface system. Each attribute was independently classified prior to the integration of the components into the Classification of Coastal Environments of the Americas. The atmospheric system was treated using the methodology of air mass climatology, and the marine environment was classified using water mass analysis with modifications appropriate to nearshore conditions. The classification of shoreline interfaces was developed by detailed analysis of coastal landforms. (Author)

Descriptors :   *COASTAL REGIONS, *NORTH AMERICA, *SOUTH AMERICA, ENVIRONMENTS, BAYS, BEACHES, DELTAS, CLASSIFICATION, ESTUARIES, MARINE GEOLOGY, OCEAN CURRENTS, MARINE METEOROLOGY, MARINE BIOLOGY, TERRAIN, CLIMATE.

Subject Categories : Geography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE