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dc.contributor.advisorThompson, Warren C.
dc.contributor.authorBrennan, John Frederick
dc.contributor.authorMeaux, Richard P.
dc.date1964
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-29T23:34:06Z
dc.date.available2012-08-29T23:34:06Z
dc.date.issued1964
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/12754
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThe nearshore circulation off a long sand beach at the southern end of Monterey Bay, California, was studied during February and March 1964. In preparation for the study, various types of floats were tested, and a resume of the advantages and disadvantages of each type in included as an appendix. Gathering the field data entailed the use of aircraft for aerial photography and an amphibious vehicle for launching and recovering the floats. The wind, wave, and tide conditions prevailing during all of the surveys were nearly the same. The circulation patterns found are presented in the form of schematic charts for each of the five surveys made. The dominant drift was observed to be directly onshore in the area seaward of the surf zone, but inside the surf zone the flow was to the north. Weak circulation cells were found to exist in the surf zone at varying locations along the beach. Current speeds are presented for the onshore drift, the dominant longshore current, the opposing feeder currents to rips, and the rip currents. The speed of the onshore drift was found to be greater that that of the opposing rip currents.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://www.archive.org/details/observationofnea00bren
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.subject.lcshOceanographyen_US
dc.titleObservation of the nearshore water circulation off a sand beachen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Meteorology and Oceanography
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineMeteorologyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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