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Title: Laboratory study of effect of tidal action on wave-formed beach profiles
Authors: United States. Army. Office of the Chief of Engineers
Watts, George M.
Dearduff, Robert F.
Keywords: Tides
Beach profiles
Wave tank experiment
Publisher: United States, Beach Erosion Board
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical memorandum (United States. Beach Erosion Board) ; no. 52.
Description: Technical Memorandum
From the Introduction: Many variables influence the shape of beach profiles subjected to wave action; primary among them being the sand, wave, and tidal characteristics. The laboratory study presented herein is one of a series wherein these variables have been isolated in an attempt to determine their independent effects on the profile of laboratory sand beaches. In the first of these studies, Rector (1) determined the resultant equilibrium profiles for various sands for waves of constant height and constant period. In another study, Watts(2) investigated the effect of varying the wave period. In the present study the same sands were used as in the previous studies, and waves of approximately constant height and constant period were used throughout each test. The study was undertaken to investigate the effect on the beach profiles of introducing tidal action. In particular, it was desired to determine the possible effect in reducing the accentuated offshore bar formation obtained in laboratory tests with constant wave conditions and no change in still water level.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11681/3432
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