Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Generalized monitoring of 'SEASCAPE' installation at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, North Carolina
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Wilmington District.
United States. National Park Service. Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
Forman, James William.
Keywords: Offshore structures--Evaluation
Seascape (Artificial seaweed)
Offshore structures--Hydrodynamics
Lighthouse--North Carolina--Cape Hatteras--Protection
Cape Hatteras
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-86-2.
Description: Miscellaneous paper
Abstract: This reprint of a report prepared by the US Army Engineer District, Wilmington, documents a monitoring program to assess the effectiveness of SEASCAPE®, an artificial seaweed for temporarily stabilizing the shoreline fronting the light house at Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. This study is part of a larger effort requested by the National Park Service to develop a long-term protection plan for the lighthouse. The monitoring program consisted of aerial photography, beach profile surveys, reconnaissance dives, and ground photography. Although considerable accretion occurred during the monitoring period, the accumulation was the result of a general buildup of the beach which averaged 25 ft over the 6.1-mile study area. There was no conclusive evidence to link the buildup to the 5,000 ft of SEASCAPE® which was deployed in October and November 1982. Moreover, it was not possible to attribute burial of the SEASCAPE® to the action of the artificial seaweed versus burial by normal wave-driven migration of sand. The units themselves were found to deteriorate and to fragment with whole units and parts of units washing up on the beach.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
Appears in Collections:Miscellaneous Paper

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
MP-CERC-86-2.pdf11.39 MBAdobe PDFThumbnail