CORRELATION OF LITTORAL TRANSPORT WITH WAVE ENERGY ALONG SHORES OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY.
ARMY COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER WASHINGTON D C
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Shows the results of an office study which correlated field measurements of net littoral transport with the average net alongshore component of wave energy. Employs a survey attempt toward a wave energy - littoral transport correlation for a 500-mile stretch of coastline by applying wave refraction analysis to wave hindcasts from synoptic weather charts. Littoral transport rates were obtained from beach erosion control and other applicable reports of the study area. Results are presented in tabular and graphical form and compared to other wave energy - littoral transport relationships. The conclusion is made that the correlation should be reliable within the limits of the data scatter. Author
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Soil Mechanics
- Civil Engineering