Dompe, Philip E.
Natural fluctuations in nearshore turbidity and the relative influences of beach renourishment.
Masters Thesis, University of Florida,
Turbidity is a measure of the clarity of water. Turbidity depends upon the
scattering and absorption of light by suspended particles. The focus of this study was
to obtain quantitative measurements of turbidity in the nearshore zone, along with
measurements of associated wave parameters and currents occurring naturally and
during a beach nourishment project. The objectives were to make quantitative and
qualitative comparisons between natural events and those induced by the dredge and
fill operations, as well as assess the long term effects of the nourishment, upon
In-situ measurements of turbidity and wave climate were obtained at two shore
normal sites off the coast of Hollywood, Florida, from January, 1990 to April, 1992.
The beaches adjacent to the communities of Hallandale and Hollywood were
renourished during the summer of 1991. Thirty minute in-situ observations were
recorded in burst mode every four hours at a frequency of four hertz. Analysis of the
data resulted in descriptions of the wave climate as well as statistics of turbidity for each observation.
||Natural fluctuations in nearshore turbidity and the relative influences of beach renourishment
|Dompe, Philip E.|
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||Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering Department
||University of Florida
||turbidity; beach nourishment; Hollywood; Florida
||11 Dec 2007 22:38
||29 Sep 2011 21:59
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