Accession Number : ADA119447

Title :   Beach Profile Analysis System (BPAS). Volume I. System Overview.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Fleming,Marilyn V ; DeWall,Allan E

PDF Url : ADA119447

Report Date : Jun 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 69

Abstract : This report describes the structure and use of the Beach Profile Analysis System (BPAS), a package of computer programs derived from computer programs developed over several years as part of the Coastal Engineering Research Center (CERC) Beach Evaluation Program (BEP). In the course of the BEP, approximately 20,000 coastal profile line surveys were collected over a 15-year period at 23 localities along the U.S. east coast, gulf coast, west coast, and the coast of Lake Michigan (for background information, see Galvin, 1969). These computer programs were also used to analyze laboratory survey data collected during CERC's Laboratory Effects in Beach Studies (LEBS) project. The BPAS, the primary function of which is to compute and display shoreline and volmetric changes, was designed to analyze beach profile data and laboratory profile data with the objective of obtaining conclusions of value in coastal engineering. Volumes II to VIII are User's Guides.

Descriptors :   *Beaches, Surveying(Geographic), Elevation, Profiles, Modification, Data processing, Computer programs, Input output processing

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE