Accession Number : AD0800075

Title :   COMPARISON OF GROUND MOBILITY CHARACTERISTICS OF LAND-MARINE INTERFACES OF FLORIDA AND THAILAND.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Garrett, Edward E.

Report Date : AUG 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 79

Abstract : A semiquantitative system for describing the pertinent characteristics of land-marine interfaces with regard to ground mobility is developed and presented. The description involves the subjective identification of characteristic zones of the interface, and the measurement or designation of significant properties of those zones. The range of values or designation exhibited by each property is divided into suitable classes, and each class is assigned a code number. A total of 27 coastal sites in northwest and west central Florida and the Florida Keys and 14 coastal sites in Thailand are evaluated according to the newly developed system. A comparison of the Florida and Thailand coastal sites based on relative frequencies of occurrence of the range of values of each property is presented, and areas that may be expected to show some degree of similarity are identified. General conclusions are: (1) land-marine interfaces on the Gulf of Siam have characteristics that are closely approximated on the northwest and west central coasts of Florida, (2) the land-marine interfaces on these shores exhibit a close analogy when compared with regard to structural zones, and (3) land-marine interfaces of the two areas not within a gulf environment (i.e. those not protected from oceanic wave attack) exhibit divergent characteristics. (Author)

Descriptors :   *FLORIDA), *THAILAND), (*TERRAIN, (*COASTAL REGIONS, MOBILITY, AMPHIBIOUS VEHICLES, TERRAIN MODELS, MODEL TESTS, OCEAN WAVES, WATER, SOILS, SOIL MECHANICS, ANALYSIS, SITE SELECTION, PLANTS(BOTANY).

Subject Categories : Surface Effect Vehicles & Amphibious Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE