Accession Number:

AD0271024

Title:

THE ANALYSIS OF OBSERVATIONAL DATA FROM NATURAL BEACHES

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COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS

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Report Date:

1961-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

59.0

Abstract:

INFORMATION IS PRESENTED LEADING TO USE OF MATHEMATICAL AND STATISTICAL APPROACHES FOR HANDLING LARGE AND COMPLEX SETS OF DATE WITH USE OF HIGH-SPEED COMPUTERS IN ANALYSIS OF NATURAL BEACH DATA. The information is designed in part to set these newer approached toward natural beach studies in a frame-work that shows the relation between wave-tank data and natural beach data. Certain underlying models, conceptual, physical, and statistical, that apply in the two cases are discussed and in part illustrated. Limited data of the scope necessary for illustration were available from studies designed for other uses at Mission Beach, California, and generalizations derived from analysis of these data are used in discussion of the design of field beach studies seeking to relate beach responses to several complex process elements. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE