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Title: Accuracy of hydrographic surveying in and near the surf zone
Authors: United States. Army. Office of the Chief of Engineers
Saville, Thorndike, 1925-
Caldwell, Joseph M. (Joseph Morton), 1911-
Keywords: Hydrographic Surveying
Surf Zone
Beach Profiles
Wave Characteristics
Suspended Sediments
Bottom Materials
Issue Date: Mar-1953
Publisher: United States, Beach Erosion Board
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical memorandum (United States. Beach Erosion Board) ; no. 32.
Description: Technical Memorandum
From the preface: During the period of February 1949 to April of 1951, a field research group of the Beach Erosion Board made repetitive measurements of beach profiles, wave characteristics, suspended sediment and beach and bottom materials, and recorded certain meteorological data in the vicinity of Mission Bay, San Diego County, California. Mr. Donald R. Forrest was in field charge of the group, assisted by Mr. Robert L. Harris who was responsible for surveys, instrument installation, and operation and maintenence of equipment. The following report by Messrs. Saville and Caldwell is the first of several expected to be produced from the field data obtained at Mission Bay. Repetitive measurements of beach profiles are frequently used for quantitative determination of volumetric changes, and heretofore there has been no reliable basis for assessing the probable error resulting from such measurements. Although the results presented cannot be considered universally applied without considering the need for a correction factor applicable to local conditions, it is expected that they will provide a needed aid in planning and evaluating beach surveys.
A significant part of this report was presented at the Third Conference on Coastal Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1952.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11681/3429
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