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Title: Estimating potential longshore sand transport rates using WIS data
Authors: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Keywords: Wave Information Study
Snell's law
Wave energy
Longshore sand transport
Sand movement
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Coastal engineering technical note ; CETN-II-19.
Description: Technical note
Purpose: To present a procedure to calculate potential longshore sand transport rates using Wave Information Study (WIS) Phase III hindcast wave estimates. Refraction and shoaling of incident linear waves are calculated using Snell's law and conservation of wave energy flux. A shallow-water wave breaking criterion defines wave properties at the break point, and potential longshore sand transport rates are calculated by means of the energy flux method in the Shore Protection Manual (SPM 1984).
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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