Nantucket Island's Shifting Shoals and Moving Shores: Near-shore Bathymetry Controls Beach Deposition and Erosion
Historical records and our observations show that the near-shore shoal complex of Pochick Rip and Old Man Shoal has slowly but continuously built to the north along Nantucket Island's...

Measurements of Suspended Sediment Transport: Prototype Shorefaces
Field measurements of local time-varying suspended sediment flux were obtained using rapid response velocity and sediment concentration sensors at a number of elevations under shoaling...

Transformation of Random Breaking Waves and Its Empirical Numerical Modeling Considering Surf Beat
The free surface characteristics of random waves in the shoaling and surf zones on a beach of uniform slope were examined experimentally. The effect of incident wave grouping was found...

Computer Simulation of Shore-Normal Variations in Sediment Size
A computer simulation model is presented which is designed to predict the selective shore-normal sorting of grain sizes in the nearshore environment. The model simulates wave shoaling,...

Historical Coastal Morphodynamics at St. Marys Entrance and Vicinity, Florida, U.S.A.
St. Marys Entrance is an Atlantic Ocean tidal inlel located on the Florida-Georgia state border. At the end of the nineteenth century rubble-mound jetties were constructed. Large-scale...

Design of Extended Length Submerged Traveling Screen and Submerged Bar Screen Fish Guidance Equipment
The hydropower projects on the Snake and lower Columbia Rivers in the Pacific Northwest are unique because these rivers are also the spawning grounds for migratory salmon. The salmon swim...

Predicting Sedimentation in Shallow Draft Coastal Ports
The U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station is conducting a study to develop and improve design guidance for shallow draft coastal ports. As part of this effort and to fill gaps...

Shoreline Response to Offshore Shoals and Storms, Low Beach, Nantucket, MA
Low Beach is located on the southeast side of Nantucket Island, which is approximately 20 miles offshore from the Cape Cod mainland. It is currently the site of a municipal wastewater...

Submarine Sand Ridges: Unique Marine Environment and Natural Resources
Submarine sand ridges are large scale depositional sandy bodies on the inner shallow water continental shelves, which are mostly distributed in the macro tide area where the mobile sandy...

Rehabilitation of the South Jetty-Ocean City, Maryland
The south jetty at Ocean City, Maryland was rebuilt in 1985 to reduce the frequent shoaling in Ocean City Inlet. The project consists of a new jetty offset 30 feet south of the existing...

Infragravity Waves, Longshore Currents, and Linear Sand Bar Formation
A new hypothesis regarding the role of infragravity waves in controlling the formation and offshore migration of linear (2-dimensional) sand bars is presented. The hypothesis is dependent...

Characteristic Deformation of Alternate Bars Due to Low Flow
Experiments on the formation of a small meander-channel at low stage are conducted by supplying a proper discharge on initial bed of alternate bars that have been formed in experimental...

Sediment Management with Submerged Vanes
Submerged vanes are small river training structures used for protection of streambanks against erosion and for amelioration of shoaling problems in navigation channels, at water intakes,...

Sediment Transport Processes at Sandbridge, VA
Sandbridge Beach is a primarily residential community located along a 7 km reach of narrow barrier beach. Rates of erosion in this area historically have been high, reaching as much as...

Analysis of Barrier Island Dynamics for Ship Channel Planning at Ship Island, Mississippi
Ship Island is located among a chain of barrier islands approximately 18 km south of Biloxi, Mississippi. During initial construction of Gulfport Harbor Ship Channel, 1901-1905, the channel...

Modelling of Sand Bars in Coastal Environments
A mathematical model describes the formation of sand bars by progressive wind-generated waves. The model decomposes into several constituents linked together in a two step morphological...

Low-Waterway and Bank Erosion in a River With Alternating Bars Bed
In a river with alternating bars bed, the banks are often subjected to erosion due to the convergent flow resulted from the bed geometry, even in a straight channel. It is known empirically...

Calibrating a 2-D Fate and Transport Model of Watts Bar Reservoir
A branched two-dimensional water quality model has been developed and tested for the Watts Bar Reservoir, including the Clinch River and Emory River embayments. The general stratified...

Hydrological Changes in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina

Surfzone Breaker Types, Subaqueous Bar Topographies, and Sandy Beach Transformation on the Nigerian Coast

 

 

 

 

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