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Title: Engineering analysis of beach erosion at Homer Spit, Alaska
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Alaska District
Smith, Orson P.
Smith, Jane McKee
Cialone, Mary A.
Pope, Joan
Walton, Todd L., Jr.
Keywords: Beach erosion--Alaska--Homer Spit (Kenai Peninsula)
Sediment transport--Alaska--Homer Spit (Kenai Peninsula)
Coastal engineering--Alaska
Homer Spit (Kenai Peninsula, Alaska)
Shore protection
Publisher: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous paper (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; CERC-85-13.
Description: Miscellaneous paper
Abstract: The Coastal Engineering Research Center of the US Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station was requested by the US Army Engineer District, Alaska, in May 1984 to provide technical assistance in identifying the cause of coastal erosion along the Homer Spit on lower Cook Inlet, Alaska, and to recommend potential long-term means of erosion control. The limited wind and wave data available for the region were subsequently collected and statistically analyzed. Deepwater wave forecasts were performed based on the wind statistics. A finite difference numerical model of the nearshore areas of the Homer spit and adjacent beaches at low tide was applied to predict refraction, diffraction and shoaling of the forecast deepwater waves. The model was also applied to predict breaker characteristics, expected longshore energy flux, and sediment transport rates at low tide.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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