Accession Number : ADA188477

Title :   DUCK85 Photopole Field Experiment.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 85-Feb 87,

Corporate Author : COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Ebersole, Bruce A ; Hughes, Steven A

PDF Url : ADA188477

Report Date : Nov 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 162

Abstract : A field study was conducted at the Coastal Engineering Research Center's Field Research Facility in Duck, North Carolina, during the fall of 1985. The photopole experiment was one component of the overall study. Synchronized 16 mm movie cameras were used to film the propagation of waves past a shore-perpendicular transect of brightly painted poles. The film was developed and the photographic images were digitized to obtain the time variation of the free surface at each pole location. Time series data of free surface elevation were analyzed to compute information for characterizing the short-period incident wave field. Data collection and analysis techniques are documented as are results of the data analysis.

Descriptors :   *OCEAN WAVES, DATA ACQUISITION, FIELD TESTS, POLES(SUPPORTS), TIME, VARIATIONS, WAVE PROPAGATION, WAVES, OCEAN SURFACE, GAGES, PHOTOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE