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|Title:||Compilation of longshore current data|
|Authors:||Galvin, Cyril J. (Cyril Jerome), 1935-|
Nelson, Richard A.
|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.|
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.
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