Waves and Currents in Shallow Water
Final rept. 1 Aug 96-30 Jun 98
WASHINGTON STATE UNIV PULLMAN
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The objective of this research was to provide environmental information in a study intended to characterize the behavior of small, mobile objects eg, mines within the swash and inner surf zones. Field measurements were made during October 1996 at Torrey Pines Beach, California, a sandy beach exposed to the open ocean. The migration, scour, and burial of several types of mines was monitored under a range of environmental conditions eg, waves, currents, beach slope. Waves and currents were measured with insitu pressure gages and electromagnetic current meters. Wave conditions were variable, and included low amplitude, long period swell and moderate amplitude, high frequency seas generated by local winds. The results can be used to guide the development of mine burial models required by the operational Navy.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare