Accession Number : AD0787595

Title :   Form-Process Relationships on Island Coasts.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : LOUISIANA STATE UNIV BATON ROUGE COASTAL STUDIES INST

Personal Author(s) : Hernandez-Avila,Manual L. ; Roberts,Harry H.

Report Date : AUG 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 89

Abstract : Variations in geometric properties and spatial arrangement of major coastal morphologic landforms (beaches, cliffs, rocky shores, and swamps) of the islands of Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent were compared to coastal process sectors established by variations in mean wave power levels. Multivariate analysis of variance results indicate that the spatial arrangement of coastal morphologic landforms cannot be predicted from wave power distribution alone. The results of statistical and probabilistic analyses demonstrate the collective and individual contributions of geometric and process variables within the general context of two process-response conceptual models. A significant amount of the variability in geometric properties of the coastal morphologic landform units is attributed to wave power distribution patterns. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Coastal regions, *Lesser Antilles, *Geomorphology, Caribbean Sea, Landforms, Patterns, Beaches, Shores, Swamps, Multivariate analysis, Barbados, Correlation techniques, Variations, Mathematical models, Ocean waves, Air water interactions

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE