beach profile

beach profile

[′bēch ′prō‚fīl]
(geology)
Intersection of a beach's ground surface with a vertical plane perpendicular to the shoreline.
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Tenders are invited for Annual Services Contract For Beach Profile Monitoring
The role of suspended sediment in shore normal beach profile changes induced net onshore suspended sediment transport, resulting in beach face accretion and a steepening of the foreshore profile.
Army Corps of Engineers, New York District were honored for a beach profile and groin survey along four miles of New Jersey beach that was devastated by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012.
The beach profile may be steeper in late fall through the early spring, creating a narrow beach.
A beach profile may contain several sections with different values of A and b [43,44] and even both concave (usually close to the shoreline) and convex sections (usually further offshore where the equilibrium beach profile ends and the bottom slope increases).
The main profile considered for the beach has the same form as Dean's [26] equilibrium beach profile. This profile has an average slope of 1: 50 along with a bar of 0.2 m height with a 1: 20 seaward slope and 1: 10 shoreward slope located toward its top.
Space-time variations in macrobenthic fauna of a sandy beach, related to changes in the beach profile and sediment grain size, at el Pelicano Beach, Baja California.
The topics include amphibian tractors in the surf, the surface discharge of a horizontal warm-water jet, wind-generated wave diffraction by a breakwater gap, coastal engineering trends and research needs, and beach profile surveys along the US Pacific coast 1945-47.
Monthly and seasonal changes in beach profile constitute an important aspect of the variability of the coastal environment in the coastal mining region.
The section currently operates three video cameras, situated on the exoskeleton of the Burj Al Arab hotel, that provide regular video images that are processed to provide wave run-up and beach profile information.