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Title: Beach nourishment techniques : Report 4 : Wave climates for selected U.S. offshore beach nourishment projects : main text
Authors: Durham, Donald L. (Donald Lee)
Hales, Lyndell Z.
Richardson, Thomas W.
Keywords: Beach nourishment
Deep water waves
Water wave characteristics
Water wave measurements
Beach erosion
Publisher: Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical report (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; H-76-13 rept.4.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: Data are presented describing the average wave climate at 10 selected beach nourishment sites on the coastline of the continental United States : Revere Beach, Mass.; Rockaway Beach, N. Y.; Carolina Beach, N. C.; Nassau County, Fla.; Dade County, Fla.; Treasure Island, Fla.; Panama City, Fla.; Redondo Beach, Calif.; Indiana Dunes, Ind.; and Presque Isle, Pa. The data were derived by calculating the effects of refraction, shoaling, and island sheltering on the deepwater wave climate applicable to each site. Deepwater wave climates were obtained from Synoptic Shipboard Meterological Observation data tapes and California Department of Navigation and Ocean Development Files. Tables and plots of wave height/period frequency distribution on a monthly, annual, and azimuth of approach basis are presented as a means of summarizing the calculated data. The intent of this report is to provide information that can be used later to evaluate the ability of various offshore dredging systems to perform beach nourishment work.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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