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Title: Littoral environment observation program in California : preliminary report : February - December 1968
Authors: Szuwalski, Andre
Keywords: Shorelines--California
Ocean waves--Statistics
Sedimentation and deposition
Littoral drift--California
Publisher: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous paper (Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.));no. 2-70
Abstract: This report describes the Littoral Environment Observation (LEO) Program, and assembles in one paper the data collected under the program from February through December 1968. LEO is a cooperative effort of the State of California and the Corps of Engineers to collect information which will increase understanding of the littoral processes and physical characteristics of the California shore. The littoral variables collected under the LEO program include the following beach characteristics: foreshore slope, width and elevation of berm, presence of cusps, and samples of the sediments. The beach samples are analyzed for mean and median diameter, standard deviation, skewness, and kurtosis. Sea variables include tide level, wave height, wave period, wave direction, type of breaker, direction and velocity of littoral currents, presence of rip currents, and water temperature. Wind velocity and direction are recorded, and panoramic photographs are obtained. The objective is to establish a bank of repetitive, systematic measurements of meteorological and oceanographic forces affecting the shoreline and the response of the shore to these forces. The data collected are being used as a base to analyze physical characteristics of the shoreline and the littoral processes affecting it.
Description: Miscellaneous Paper
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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