Accession Number : AD0756523

Title :   Kinematics of Water Particle Motion within the Surf Zone.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Steer,Rafael

Report Date : SEP 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 58

Abstract : The objective of this research was to make preliminary studies on the kinematics of the water particle motion within the surf zone and within breaking waves. Simultaneous measurements were made of the instantaneous sea surface elevation and of horizontal and vertical particle velocities at different elevations in the same column of water in the surf zone, and of the offshore sea surface elevation. The probability density functions and spectra of the wave and particle velocity measurements were determined.

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN WAVES, COASTAL REGIONS), SURFACE PROPERTIES, KINEMATICS, FLOWMETERS, VELOCITY, KINETIC ENERGY, PROBABILITY DENSITY FUNCTIONS, POWER SPECTRA, THESES

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE