Accession Number:

AD0705627

Title:

A SHALLOW WATER INSTRUMENT SYSTEM FOR MONITORING WAVE AND CURRENT PARAMETERS IN THE NEARSHORE ZONE.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

MICHIGAN STATE UNIV EAST LANSING DEPT OF GEOLOGY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

62.0

Abstract:

A nearshore instrument system has been developed which monitors effectively the wave and current parameters associated with the transition of breaking waves in shallow water. This system consists of a conventional step resistance wave staff plus two new instruments a ducted impellor flowmeter and an instantaneous celerity, angle of approach, and fluid flow velocity. Several systems can be employed in a network to monitor both the spatial and temporal variations in these parameters. A resistance type bottom profiling sled is also described which can be used to determine bathymetric profiles within the nearshore zone. The instrumentation is simple and inexpensive to construct. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE