Accession Number : ADA215700

Title :   SUPERDUCK Nearshore Processes Experiment Data Summary CERC Field Research Facility.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep-Oct 86,

Corporate Author : COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Birkemeier, William A. ; Baron, Clifford F. ; Leffler, Michael W. ; Hathaway, Kent K. ; Miller, Herman C.

Report Date : NOV 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 122

Abstract : During September and October 1986, the US Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station's Coastal Engineering Research Center (CERC) hosted SUPERDUCK, a nearshore processes experiment, at its Field Research Facility located at Duck, North Carolina. The objectives of SUPERDUCK were to develop an improved understanding of coastal processes (currents, waves, sediment transport, and nearshore geomorphology) under a wide variety of conditions and to collect data essential to the development of improved numerical models of coastal phenomena. Critical to the success of SUPERDUCK was the collection of a basic suite of bathymetric surveys and instrument measurements by CERC's Field Research Facility. The measurements included nearshore current, tide, incident directional wave, and meteorological data. In addition, a series of 14 surveys of the bathymetry in the experiment area was collected. (RRH)

Descriptors :   *COASTAL REGIONS, *SEDIMENT TRANSPORT, *TIDES, *WAVES, BATHYMETRY, DIRECTIONAL, GEOMORPHOLOGY, INSHORE AREAS, INSTRUMENTATION, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, MEASUREMENT, METEOROLOGICAL DATA, NORTH CAROLINA, RESEARCH FACILITIES, SURVEYS.

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE