Accession Number : AD0776593

Title :   Rhythmic Patterns of Beach Topography.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : LOUISIANA STATE UNIV BATON ROUGE COASTAL STUDIES INST

Personal Author(s) : VAN Beek,Johannes L.

Report Date : MAR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : Rhythmic patterns of topography may be apparent simultaneously in a longshore alternation of cuspate projections and arcuate embayments along the beach face, in a rhythmic longshore bar composed of an alternate series of arcs and cusps, and in longshore undulation of the nearshore bed. Development and modification of rhythmic topography were monitored for 3 weeks along the Gulf Coast at Seagrove Beach, Florida. The indication is that, independent of scale, rhythmically spaced cuspate projections along the beach face can be either modified arcuate deposits or cuspate forms resulting from the formation of arcuate embayments by erosion. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Beaches, *Geomorphology, Ocean waves, Florida, Sediment transport, Topography

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE