Accession Number:

AD0661170

Title:

LONGSHORE CURRENTS AND NEARSHORE TOPOGRAPHIES, CHAPTER XXXII

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

LOUISIANA STATE UNIV BATON ROUGE COASTAL STUDIES INST

Report Date:

1966-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

Validity of seven analytical formula as well as linear and non-linear multiple regressive schemes was tested using field data from the Outer Banks, North Carolina. Generally, agreement proved unsatisfactory. Field experiences indicate that the longshore current is a velocity field consisting of a multitude of velocity vectors whose basic pattern varies depending upon the regimes of wave-current-topography interaction. The need to recognize topography as a responding variable as well as a process variable in the physical scheme of longshore current is emphasized.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE