Accession Number : ADA595753


Title :   Engineering of Tidal Inlets and Morphologic Consequences


Descriptive Note : Book chapter


Corporate Author : ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER VICKSBURG MS COASTAL AND HYDRAULICS LAB


Personal Author(s) : Kraus, Nicholas C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a595753.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 40


Abstract : Tidal inlets are part of the coastal sediment-sharing system, and an inlet will modify the nearshore and estuary morphology as well as the up-drift and down-drift beaches. Morphologic response to an inlet varies over several time and spatial scales. This document discusses inlet morphology and related functional design considerations that must balance navigation and shore-protection requirements. The first half of the document reviews selected material on the morphology of inlets and introduces empirical predictive expressions found useful for engineering. The second half of the document concerns aspects of engineering of tidal inlets.


Descriptors :   *GEOMORPHOLOGY , *INLETS(WATERWAYS) , *SEDIMENT TRANSPORT , BEACHES , BREAKWATERS , CHANNELS(WATERWAYS) , COASTAL REGIONS , DEPTH , DREDGING , HYDRODYNAMICS , LITTORAL DRIFT , NAVIGATION , STABILITY , TIDAL CURRENTS , WAVES


Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Civil Engineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE