Accession Number:

ADA591274

Title:

Interpretation of Shoreline-Position Data for Coastal Engineering Analysis

Descriptive Note:

Coastal engineering technical note

Corporate Author:

COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

To provide background information and guidance for interpreting shoreline-position data. Such data are analyzed for assessing historic and recent shoreline change, estimating impacts of jetties and navigation channels on adjacent shorelines, formulating sediment budgets, and calibrating and verifying numerical models of shoreline response. This Technical Note reviews definitions of the shoreline, their relation to the data sources, and characteristics of the observed shoreline shape or signal that reflects the acting processes and measurement procedure.

Descriptors:

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE