Accession Number:

AD0652253

Title:

COMPILATION OF LONGSHORE CURRENT DATA,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

The paper is a compilation of published longshore current data available from North American sources as of January 1966. The data comprise 352 separate observations of these 225 were obtained from four laboratory studies and 127 from four field studies. Each observation includes at least measured longshore current velocity, in feet per second wave direction a wave height, in feet wave period, in seconds and beach slope. Values of breaker height and breaker angle were computed for those observations lacking measured values. Longshore current velocity is usually less than 2 feet per second under both field and laboratory conditions. The maximum velocity observation from the field is 5.5 feet per second from the laboratory 3.8 feet per second. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE