Accession Number:

ADA091913

Title:

Influence of Wave Refraction on Coastal Geomorphology-Bull Island to Isle of Palms, South Carolina.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

SOUTH CAROLINA UNIV COLUMBIA COASTAL RESEARCH DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

203.0

Abstract:

In order to determine the effects of the continental shelf bathymetry on coastal geomorphology, a series of wave-refraction diagrams were generated for the S. C. coast from Bull Island to the Isle of Palms. REFRAC, a computerized wave-refraction program developed for this study, generates refraction diagrams which delineate the patterns of longshore variation in wave energy. A variety of input wave conditions were used in REFRAC to model the various possible wave conditions existing in nature. The results indicate that the offshore bathymetry does partially control the coastal geomorphology by creating zones of potential erosion and deposition and by influencing the direction of sediment transport. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE