QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH ON LITTORAL DRIFT IN FIELD AND LABORATORY

Per Bruun, James Purpura

Abstract


The Coastal Engineering Laboratory of the University of Florida is at present carrying out a combined field and laboratory research program to gain quantitative information on littoral drift longshore as well as perpendicular to the shore. The laboratory utilizes modern tracing technique by luminophores including a scanning (counting of grains) machine and experiments in a wave tank where a current is passed through waters agitated by waves propagating parallel to or perpendicular to the current action.

Keywords


littoral drift; longshore current; cross shore drift

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