Accession Number : ADA478328
Title : Environmental Support to Amphibious Craft, Patrol Boats, and Coastal Ships: An Annotated Bibliography
Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.
Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Bachmann, Charles M ; Fusina, Robert A ; Nichols, C R ; McDermid, Jack
Report Date : 05 Mar 2008
Pagination or Media Count : 48
Abstract : This annotated bibliography is a selection of citations to books, articles, documents, and data bases highlighting environmental conditions that impact the safety and performance of amphibious craft, patrol boats, and ships designed for coastal operations. Each citation is followed by a brief summary and evaluation of the source (i.e., the annotation). Most annotations will define the scope of the source, list significant cross references, and identify the relevant environmental conditions. There is no attempt to provide actual hypotheses, data, or graphics, especially concerning cited articles published in referred journals. The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy and quality of the sources cited. Relevance relates to the citation's presentation of environmental conditions such as ambient air temperature, sea surface conditions (wave height, wave period, wave direction, spectral distribution), tidal regime, currents, wind conditions (direction, speed, and gusts), terrain (beach gradients and obstacles), and surf zone parameters type, surf zone width, longshore currents).
Descriptors : *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT , *AMPHIBIOUS VEHICLES , DATA BASES , SHIPS , COASTAL REGIONS , OCEAN SURFACE , GUSTS , SPECTRAL ENERGY DISTRIBUTION , PATROL CRAFT , TIDES , SURF , GRADIENTS , CURRENTS , SEA STATES , NAVAL OPERATIONS , SAFETY , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , BIBLIOGRAPHIES , TERRAIN
Subject Categories : Surface Effect Vehicles & Amphibious Vehicles
Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
Environmental Health and Safety
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE