Accession Number : AD0761193

Title :   Classification of Coastal Environments. Procedures and Guidelines: A Case Study.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : VIRGINIA UNIV CHARLOTTESVILLE DEPT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Dolan, Robert ; Hayden, Bruce ; Fisher, John ; Vincent, Mary ; Vincent, Linwood

Report Date : FEB 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : Characteristic modes of process interaction define coastal environments and have been identified for coastal areas of the Americas and Africa. The general methodology as applied to the United States East Coast is presented as a case study in order to demonstrate the nature of classification decisions and the use of alternate or secondary classification methodologies. Coastal segments elsewhere in the Americas are used for illustrative purposes for problems which could not be demonstrated on the East Coast. This report presents the classification design and methodology used in the along-the-coast analysis of the Americas and Africa. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *COASTAL REGIONS, CLASSIFICATION, TERRAIN MODELS, MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS, ATLANTIC OCEAN, CONTINENTAL SHELVES, BEACHES, NORTH AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA, AFRICA.

Subject Categories : Geography
      Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE