Accession Number : AD0759878

Title :   Research in the Coastal and Oceanic Environment.

Descriptive Note : Annual status rept. 1 Sep 70-31 Aug 71,

Corporate Author : DELAWARE UNIV NEWARK

Personal Author(s) : Gaither,William S.

Report Date : SEP 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : Progress during the second year of a multi-disciplinary study of a section of the Atlantic seacoast is summarized. New knowledge of coastal geology and geologic history has been developed, and the properties of soils sediments in nearshore, beach, and backshore locations have been more fully determined. Continued theoretical investigations of wave action, model studies of sedimentary processes and underground water behavior, and the results of additional observations of vegetative growth and of surface energy exchanges are reported. Future objectives, particularly in the area of coastal zone remote sensing, are outlined. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN WAVES, BEACHES), (*COASTAL REGIONS, PROTECTION), TRANSPORT PROPERTIES, SEDIMENTATION, CONTINENTAL SHELVES, TIDES, PLANTS(BOTANY), MICROMETEOROLOGY, GEOCHEMISTRY, SOILS, EROSION, BREAKWATERS, STRUCTURES, DELAWARE, NEW JERSEY, MARYLAND, TABLES(DATA)

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE