Coastal Processes and Beach Dynamics at Sheboygan, Wisconsin, July, 1972.
WILLIAMS COLL WILLIAMSTOWN MASS
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During July, 1972, a field study was conducted near Sheboygan, Wisconsin on the western shore of Lake Michigan to contrast coastal processes when storms move offshore with those encountered when storms move onshore on the eastern side of the lake. During the summer, the storms generally follow a path from west to east across the Great Lakes. Southwest winds build up the highest waves and strongest longshore currents on the each side of the lake. Winds from the south, blowing along the western shore, result in upwelling of cold water on the western side of the lake. The sea-breeze effect is much stronger and fog more common along the western shore. The study area had a sinuous shoreline with a wavelength of 1000 feet and an amplitude of 30 feet. Crescent shaped bars enclosing troughs approached the shore at the horns of the crescent. The coastal simulation model seems to hold for the western shore of the lake. Modified author abstract
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography