Accession Number:

ADA199657

Title:

Beach Profile Change Measured in the Tank for Large Waves 1956-1957 and 1962

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan-Dec 1987

Corporate Author:

COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

167.0

Abstract:

This report documents beach profile change, wave characteristics, and other quantities measured in two series of movable bed modeling experiments performed with the Coastal Engineering Research Centers Tank for Large Waves during 1956-1957 and 1962. These experiments used waves of height and period representative of field conditions. All major data are listed, including profile change, incident wave height and period, height and location of breaking waves, runup, water temperature, and sand grain size and fall velocity. Background information on experiment procedures and conditions is given to facilitate use of the data. Characteristic morphologic and cross-shore sand transport properties are presented to demonstrate general trends exhibited by the data and to allow comparison to other sources.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE