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Title: Correlation of littoral transport with wave energy along shores of New York and New Jersey
Authors: Fairchild, John C.
Keywords: Littoral drift--New York (State)
Littoral drfift--New Jersey
Sediment transport--New York (State)
Sediment transport--New Jersey
Publisher: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Memorandum;no. 18
Abstract: Abstract: The purpose of this report is to show the results of an office study which correlates certain field measurements of net littoral transport with the average net alongshore component of wave energy. It is carried out through a survey attempt toward a useful "wave energy - littoral transport" correlation for a 500-mi le stretch of the North Atlantic Coast by applying wave refraction analysis aided by interpolation techniques to waves hindcast from synoptic weather charts. The littoral transport rates were obtained from beach erosion control and other applicable reports of the study area. The results of the correlation developed between wave energy and littoral transport are presented in tabular and graphical form and compared to other "wave energy - littoral transport" relationships. The conclusion is made that the correlation should be reliable within the limits of the data scatter.
Description: Technical Memorandum
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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