Accession Number : AD0752141

Title :   Forecasting Storm-Induced Beach Changes along Virginia's Ocean Coast.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : VIRGINIA INST OF MARINE SCIENCE GLOUCESTER POINT

Personal Author(s) : Harrison,Wyman ; Bullock,Paul A. ; Pore,N. A.

Report Date : 31 DEC 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 117

Abstract : The purpose of this study was to begin work on a method for operational prediction of storm-induced beach changes. The thought was to use wind and storm-surge data that are predicted on a routine basis by the National Weather Service, NOAA, and it was felt that if such a procedure could be developed, it would be possible to provide estimates of beach erosion or deposition as part of routine weather forecasts whenever storms threatened. It was also hoped that it might be possible to make estimates of shoreline erosion during previous years by using historical storm data in the prediction scheme.

Descriptors :   (*STORMS, WEATHER FORECASTING), (*BEACHES, EROSION), REGRESSION ANALYSIS, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, VIRGINIA

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE