Accession Number : ADA397931
Title : Tidal Inlet Equilibrium Area Experiments, Inlet Laboratory Investigations
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER VICKSBURG MS COASTAL AND HYDRAULICSLAB
Personal Author(s) : Seabergh, William C ; King, David B , Jr ; Stephens, Bettye E
Report Date : Sep 2001
Pagination or Media Count : 81
Abstract : This study was designed to examine the relationship among channel area, tidal period, tidal prism, and maximum channel velocity. Movable-bed model experiments were run to define an equilibrium area for different tidal periods and sediments. The magnitude of the areas measured provided additional data for the relationship of the tidal prism versus minimum channel area in a size range slightly larger than previous laboratory data in the continuum to very large field inlets. These data may help define the tidal prism-minimum channel cross-sectional area relationship in the midrange channel size.
Descriptors : *CHANNELS(WATERWAYS) , *OCEAN TIDES , EQUILIBRIUM(GENERAL) , INLETS , SEDIMENTS
Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE