Essay on Effects Of Beach On The Beach
Longshore Transport At 1600 hours, using grapefruits, a measuring tape and a stop watch, we measured the average velocity of the waves in duplicates. After the two trials the average velocity of the transport was .35 Knots to the east. Using our fingers and our mobile devices, we were able to determine that the wind velocity was 7 mph from the northeast with a storm coming from that direction as well. During this time, it was observed that the waves were at 1.5 feet and coming in head on with a wave period of 1 second.
Beach Profile At 1530 hours, using standard profiling equipment, we started to measure the profile of the beach. Starting at the primary facing dune we used the standard profiling equipment to take measurements every five feet to measure the elevation and the horizontal distance until the swash zone was reached. Once the data was collected it was graphed (figure 1.) helping show that as the elevation decreases the horizontal distance increases…