Accession Number:

ADA277170

Title:

Revere Beach and Point of Pines, Massachusetts, Shore Front Study

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS

Report Date:

1994-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

309.0

Abstract:

The U.S. Army Engineer Division, New England CENED requested assistance from the U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, Coastal Engineering Research Center in quantifying storm-induced coastal processes, including beach erosion and overtopping along the Revere Beach and Point of Pines POP coastal reach. Specifically, CERC was asked by CENED to evaluate the degree of protection provided by a coarse-grained beach fill at Revere Beach, as well as to assess the benefits and optimize the design of a revetment andor beach fill and dune system at POP. Wave and water level conditions associated with a set of 50 storms were defined using measured water level data and hindcast wave data. The cross-shore profile response model Storm-Induced BEAch CHange SBEACH was applied to evaluate beach profile change. A runup and overtopping module was developed during the study, and a set of physical modeling tests were conducted to further test and improve the module. Each of the 50 storms was used as input to the runup and overtopping module. Beach fill, Physical modeling,

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE