Accession Number:

AD0734891

Title:

Longshore Sediment Transport Rates. A Compilation of Data,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

81.0

Abstract:

The report is a compilation of data on longshore sediment transport and associated wave and sediment characteristics from six laboratory studies and four field studies. Laboratory observations include water depth, wave height, wave period, sand size, wave generator angle with toe of the beach, and longshore transport rate. Laboratory wave heights range from 0.035 to 0.51 foot, periods from 0.75 to 3.75 seconds, depth from 0.49 to 2.33 feet, generator angles from 10 to 50 degrees, initial beach slope from 15.6 to 133, median grain size from 0.22 mm. to 1.55 mm., and specific gravities from 1.1 to 2.69. The maximum transport rate near Anaheim Bay, California, is 2,130 cubic yards per day, north near South Lake Worth Inlet, Florida, is 1,300 cubic yards per day, south. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE