Accession Number : ADA591274


Title :   Interpretation of Shoreline-Position Data for Coastal Engineering Analysis


Descriptive Note : Coastal engineering technical note


Corporate Author : COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS


Personal Author(s) : Kraus, Nicholas C ; Rosati, Julie D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a591274.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1997


Pagination or Media Count : 15


Abstract : To provide background information and guidance for interpreting shoreline-position data. Such data are analyzed for assessing historic and recent shoreline change, estimating impacts of jetties and navigation channels on adjacent shorelines, formulating sediment budgets, and calibrating and verifying numerical models of shoreline response. This Technical Note reviews definitions of the shoreline, their relation to the data sources, and characteristics of the observed shoreline shape or signal that reflects the acting processes and measurement procedure.


Descriptors :   *SHORES


Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE