Accession Number : ADA185699

Title :   Beach and Nearshore Survey Data: 1981-1984 CERC (Coastal Engineering Research Center) Field Research Facility.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Howd, Peter A ; Birkemeier, William A

PDF Url : ADA185699

Report Date : Jul 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 143

Abstract : This report presents 4 years of highly accurate, approximately biweekly surveys of four selected beach profiles collected at the USAEWES, CERC's Field Research Facility (FRF) in Duck, North Carolina. These data are unique because they cover the most active region of the nearshore, from the dune out to a depth where net bottom changes appear to be negligible, and were collected coincident with detailed measurements of waves and water levels. The data were collected between 1981 and 1984 using the FRF's CRAB, A 10-m-tall motorized tripod, which, combined with an electronic 'total station' surveying instrument, is capable of accuracies of a few centimeters in both elevation and position. The report discusses the data-collection methods, the sources of errors and data editing procedures, and a brief summary of the actual profile data. Appendices contain the listings and plots of the survey data along with the tables and plots of the wave and water level data. Keywords: Beach profiles; Ocean waves; Inshore areas.

Descriptors :   *BEACHES, *WIRE, *DENTAL EQUIPMENT, BOTTOM, CRABS, DATA ACQUISITION, DATA MANAGEMENT, EDITING, ELEVATION, ERRORS, INDEX TERMS, INSHORE AREAS, INSTRUMENTATION, LEVEL(QUANTITY), NORTH CAROLINA, OCEAN WAVES, PLOTTING, PROFILES, REGIONS, RESEARCH FACILITIES, SOURCES, STATIONS, SURVEYS, WATER, WAVES, ELASTIC PROPERTIES, STAINLESS STEEL, TEETH, SURVEYING(GEOGRAPHIC)

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE