WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA
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LONG-TERM GOALS. The long-term goals are to understand the transformation of surface gravity waves propagating across the nearshore to the beach, the corresponding wave-driven circulation, and the associated evolution of surfzone morphology. OBJECTIVES. The FY99 objectives were to obtain and analyze field observations on natural beaches in order to develop and test hypotheses about the transformation of surface wa v wave across the shoaling region and surf zone, generation and spatial variation of wa v e-driven setup and near-bottom circulation, and evolution of the nearshore bathymetry in response to waves and circulation. Additional objectives include providing data supporting other SandyDuck studies of wave transformation, circulation, sediment transport, and acoustic properties, and continued development of instrumentation for nearshore observations.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography