Analysis and Interpretation of Littoral Environment Observation (LEO) and Profile Data along the Western Panhandle Coast of Florida.
COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA
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In 1969, observation and profile stations were established along a 100-mile segment of the western panhandle coast of Florida. Visual measurements of littoral phenomena were taken using systematic techniques of the Littoral Environment Observation LEO Program. At six LEO stations, daily observations were made of breaker height, period, and direction of approach, longshore current speed and direction, and windspeed and direction. Foreshore slope was measured daily, and sand samples were collected monthly. Monthly profiles were measured from piers at six localities. Breaker heights were found to increase from east to west. Volume change between consecutive monthly profiles indicate net losses of sediment from the littoral zone along most of the study area, with only serious losses at one locality along the western segment.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Civil Engineering