Accession Number : ADA017793

Title :   Shore Effect Model, Atlantic Generating Station; Hydraulic Model Investigation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 73-Dec 74,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s) : Carver,Robert D. ; Davidson,D. Donald ; Whalin,Robert W. ; Barwis,John H.

Report Date : NOV 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 184

Abstract : A distorted-scale hydraulic model investigation was performed to determine the potential effect, if any, of a proposed offshore nuclear power plant on shoreline evolution. Model measurements of current patterns with and without the breakwater were directly compared and measurements of breaking wave characteristics (height, depth, and angle to shoreline) with and without the breakwater were used to calculate and compare longshore transport rates in the potentially affected areas. It was concluded that the proposed construction would have a negligible effect on future shoreline evolution. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Shores, *Hydraulic models, *Breakwaters, *Ocean waves, Sediment transport, Ocean currents, Nuclear power plants, Offshore, Refraction, Directional, Ocean tides, Geomorphology, Experimental data, New Jersey, Inlets(Waterways), North Atlantic Ocean

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Nuclear Power Plants and Fission Reactor Eng

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE