Coastal Dynamics on Cedar Island, Virginia.
WILLIAMS COLL WILLIAMSTOWN MASS
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A time-series study of coastal processes and morphologic responses was conducted during July, 1973 on Cedar Island, Virginia. Patterns exhibited by variations in monitored environmental variables show interrelationships that are quite comparable to those observed in previous similar studies on Lake Michigan and the central Texas coast. As in previous studies, barometric pressure fluctuations appear to be the key to controlling other processes. Long period swell waves provide the controlling mechanism when they are present in that they cause total wave refraction and no significant longshore currents are present.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Civil Engineering