Forecasting Storm-Induced Beach Changes along Virginia's Ocean Coast.
VIRGINIA INST OF MARINE SCIENCE GLOUCESTER POINT
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The purpose of this study was to begin work on a method for operational prediction of storm-induced beach changes. The thought was to use wind and storm-surge data that are predicted on a routine basis by the National Weather Service, NOAA, and it was felt that if such a procedure could be developed, it would be possible to provide estimates of beach erosion or deposition as part of routine weather forecasts whenever storms threatened. It was also hoped that it might be possible to make estimates of shoreline erosion during previous years by using historical storm data in the prediction scheme.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography