Accession Number : AD0772104

Title :   Research in the Coastal and Oceanic Environment.

Descriptive Note : Annual status rept. 1 Sep 72-31 Aug 73,


Personal Author(s) : Gaither,William S. ; Klemas,Vytautas

Report Date : NOV 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : Progress during the fourth year of a multi-disciplinary study of a section of the Atlantic seacoast (Delaware and adjacent areas of New Jersey and Maryland) is summarized. Models of coastal processes have been developed to aid in the analysis of coastal environments and for use in making precise short-term prediction of coastal change by means of intensive analysis of the near past historic records and sequence of geologic events. Continued theoretical investigations of wave action, model studies of sedimentary processes, and the results of additional observations of vegetative growth and of surface energy exchanges are reported. Two-dimensional optical spectral analysis of shallow water waves is discussed and other remote sensing results are summarized, with emphasis on frontal systems, suspended sediment and flow patterns in and outside Delaware Bay. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Coastal regions, *Scientific research, Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, Ocean waves, Spectrum analysis, Sediment transport, Mathematical models, Vegetation, Swamps, Estuaries

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE