Coastal Dynamics Along Mustang Island, Texas.
WILLIAMS COLL WILLIAMSTOWN MASS
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Two modified time-series studies were conducted along the Mustang Island, Texas coast during October-November, 1971 and January-February, 1972. Patterns exhibited by variations in monitored environmental variables show interrelationships that are quite comparable to those observed in eastern Lake Michigan. The dominating factor in controlling coastal processes along the Texas coast is barometric pressure. Large scale fluctuations occur as cold fronts northers move through the area in an offshore direction. Changes in wind direction and velocity, breaker height, and longshore current direction and velocity accompany the passage of these fronts. The responses of beach and nearshore topography to the above changes in conditions are also much like those observed in Lake Michigan. Author
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography