Accession Number:

ADA609438

Title:

Estimating Surface Currents Using Dyes and Drogues

Descriptive Note:

Technical note

Corporate Author:

ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER VICKSBURG MS COASTAL AND HYDRAULICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

The Coastal and Hydraulics Engineering Technical Note CHETN described herein provides information about simple, inexpensive field techniques for quantifying current patterns in the vicinity of coastal structures such as breakwaters, jetties, and groins. Although these techniques cannot produce a complete picture of the flow regime, they do provide reliable information that can be included with other analyses to understand and solve coastal engineering problems. The techniques are illustrated by application to Aguadilla Harbor, Puerto Rico.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE