Accession Number:

AD0003743

Title:

FORMS OF EQUILIBRIUM OF COASTS WITH A LITTORAL DRIFT - SERIES 3, ISSUE 347

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY WAVE RESEARCHLAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1953-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

Coastal features where a littoral drift exists are explained by the solution of the differential equation k x s A sinalpha sub o, where k is a constant, s is the length along the coast, A is the wave effect, and alpha sub o is the deepwater angle of the waves. Other beach forms under less idealized conditions may be explained from a similar relation. Different types of marine forelands can be explained as a result of refraction and diffraction in connection with a lowering of the steepness ratio of the waves.

Subject Categories:

  • Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE