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Title: Compilation of longshore current data
Authors: Galvin, Cyril J. (Cyril Jerome), 1935-
Nelson, Richard A.
Keywords: Longshore currents
Littoral processes
Ocean waves
Coastal engineering
Publisher: Coastal Engineering and Research Center (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous paper (Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)) ; no. 2-67.
Description: Miscellaneous Paper
Abstract: This paper is a compilation of published longshore current data available from North American sources as of January 1966. The data comprise 352 separate observations; of these 225 were obtained from four laboratory studies and 127 from four field studies. Each observation includes (at least) measured longshore current velocity, in feet per second; wave direction; a wave height, in feet; wave period, in seconds; and beach slope. Values of breaker height and breaker angle were computed for those observations lacking measured values. Longshore current velocity is usually less than 2 feet per second under both field and laboratory conditions. The maximum velocity observation from the field is 5.5 feet per second; from the laboratory 3.8 feet per second.
Rights: Approved for Public Release, Distribution is Unlimited
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