Accession Number : AD0756676

Title :   Process-Form Variability of Multiclass Coasts: Baja California.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : LOUISIANA STATE UNIV BATON ROUGE COASTAL STUDIES INST

Personal Author(s) : Wright, Lynn D. ; Roberts, Harry H. ; Coleman, James M. ; Kupfer, Romaine L. ; Bowden, L. W.

Report Date : FEB 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 65

Abstract : Coastlines display a wide variety of forms, both subaerial and subaqueous, and an equal variation in nearshore processes (waves, tides, currents, etc.) on a worldwide basis. Spatial and temporal variations of these forms and processes along coasts cause considerable problems in planning and successfully executing many naval operations. If the relationships and interdependence between the nearshore processes and the resulting forms were completely understood, relatively accurate predictions could be made of existing conditions given only simple input parameters. This report documents the variability of coastal processes and resulting shoreline morphology along the peninsula of Baja California, which is used as a test case to examine whether some of the methodology developed can be used in linking process variables and morphology. (Author)

Descriptors :   *COASTAL REGIONS, MEXICO, OCEAN CURRENTS, MARINE METEOROLOGY, WIND, TIDES, BEACHES, EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY), SEDIMENTATION, ECHO RANGING, OCEAN BOTTOM, REFLECTION.

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
      Geography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE