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Title: LEO - littoral environment observations
Authors: Thomas, Leonette J.
Seabergh, William C.
Keywords: Beach
Breaker height
Littoral variables
Wave period
Wave type
Wind direction
Publisher: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Coastal engineering technical note ; CETN-I-8.
Description: Technical note
INTRODUCTION: The objective of this Coastal Engineering Technical Note is to describe the Littoral Environment Observation (LEO) measurement system and the tools available for District Offices to implement their own LEO data collection program. LEO provides low-cost coastal data for the planning, design, operation, and maintenance of coastal works. LEO consists of systematic collection of wind, wave, and current data visually obtained by volunteer observers. LEO data are collected primarily at sites where little or no wave data exist, where resources are not available for installation of recording instruments, or where daily measurements such as beach width are desired. Over 360 LEO collection stations have been established on U.S. coasts. Data from previous LEO data collection efforts are available at each District office and some limited LEO data are available in the CEDARS database (reference CETN-I-23).
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
Appears in Collections:Technical Note - Section I Waves and Coastal Flooding; Navigation

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