Acoustic measurement and modeling of the vertical distribution of suspended sediment driven by waves and currents (M.S. Engineering Thesis)

Lee, Tae Hwan (1992) Acoustic measurement and modeling of the vertical distribution of suspended sediment driven by waves and currents (M.S. Engineering Thesis). Gainesville, FL, University of Florida. Department of Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering, (UFL/COEL, 92/018)

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Abstract

With the rapid growth and development of barrier islands, understanding the long-term stability of these islands is an integral part of future coastal planning. The overwash process is the largest influence on the long-term stability of these islands and thus a corresponding understanding is of major importance. A laboratory experiment was undertaken to physically model the wave and current forcing as they pertain to the overwash process. The physical model was subjected to various storm conditions common to the occurrence of the overwash. Combinations of wave height, wave period, and overwash depth were tested in an attempt to isolate the significant parameters. Water surface gradients were also applied to observe their influence on the overwash process. Wave height, current, and bed profile measurements were taken at different locations throughout the tank. In addition, wave height transformation modeling and mean current prediction were performed and compared to the laboratory results in an attempt to model the overwash process through computer simulations. (Document has 132 pages)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Acoustic measurement and modeling of the vertical distribution of suspended sediment driven by waves and currents (M.S. Engineering Thesis)
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Lee, Tae Hwan
Series Name: UFL/COEL
Number: 92/018
Date: 1992
Publisher: University of Florida. Department of Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering
Place of Publication: Gainesville, FL
Additional Information: Thesis, M.S. Engineering
Uncontrolled Keywords: Barrier islands; storms; overwash
Subjects: Oceanography
Engineering
Item ID: 492
Depositing User: Stephanie Haas
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2008 16:09
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 21:58
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/492

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