Front Cover
 Title Page
 Table of Contents
 List of Tables
 List of Figures
 Erosion of South Beach at Jupiter...
 Results and analysis
 Summary and conclusions
 Appendix A: Sand tracer study
 Appendix B: Physical model experiments:...
 Appendix C: Monthly log-normal...
 Biographical sketch

Group Title: UFL/COEL (University of Florida. Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering Laboratory) ; 91/015
Title: The Influence of seasonal variation in longshore sediment transport with applications to the erosion of the downdrift beach at Jupiter Inlet, Florida
Full Citation
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00078629/00001
 Material Information
Title: The Influence of seasonal variation in longshore sediment transport with applications to the erosion of the downdrift beach at Jupiter Inlet, Florida
Abbreviated Title: UFLCOEL
Physical Description: xiii, 138 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Harris, Philip S., 1966- ( Dissertant )
Thieke, Robert J. ( Thesis advisor )
Mehta, Ashish ( Reviewer )
Dean, Robert ( Reviewer )
University of Florida -- Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering Dept
Publisher: Coastal & Oceanographic Engineering Dept., University of Florida
Publication Date: 1991
Subjects / Keywords: Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering thesis M. Eng   ( local )
Dissertations, Academic -- Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering -- UF   ( local )
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
non-fiction   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
Abstract: Erosion of downdrift beaches Is a problem commonly associated with most tidal inlets. Thus, it is undoubtedly a major consideration when pursuing an effective tidal inlet management plan. Various sand bypassing simulations at Jupiter Inlet, Florida, were examined through the use of synthetic longshore transport rates generated from wind hindcast was data in incorporation with local sediment budgets. In order to determine whether sand from the downdrift beach was infiltrating around the south jetty and into the inlet during flood tide, a sand tracer study was conducted three different times over a one year period. Similarly, sediment transport patterns pertaining to the downdrift beach o Jupiter Inlet were also investigated throughout the use of a drogue study performed in a physical model located at the Coastal and Oceanographic Laboratory at the University of Florida. Finally, in an attempt to determine the most optimal jetty configuration at Jupiter Inlet, different jetty modifications were implemented into the drogue study. It was found that annual renourishment of the downdrift beach at Jupiter Inlet before the specified nonpumping window would be most beneficial. By renourishing the downdrift beach in early March, a larger beach would be present throughout the summer, aiding nesting turtle s and appealing to summer vacationers. It was also determined that the jetty adjacent to the downdrift beach at Jupiter Inlet was indeed “leaking” (and was migrating from the downdrift beach, around the downdrift jetty, and into the inlet). Traces of fluorescent colored sand were found inside the inlet on two different occasions, some of the sand remnants of a tracer experiment conducted eight months prior. Finally, it was concluded that the optimal jetty configuration s it concerns the downdrift beach would involve either an extension of the north jetty with a downdrift curvature or an arm-like attachment to the south jetty which would extend southward with the goal being to create a larger “shadow-zone” downdrift of Jupiter Inlet.
Statement of Responsibility: by Philip S. Harris.
Thesis: Thesis (M. Eng.)--University of Florida, 1991.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (leaves 136-137).
General Note: Typescript.
General Note: Vita.
Funding: This publication is being made available as part of the report series written by the faculty, staff, and students of the Coastal and Oceanographic Program of the Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00078629
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 25540966

Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Front Cover
    Title Page
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    Table of Contents
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    List of Tables
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    List of Figures
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    Summary and conclusions
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    Appendix A: Sand tracer study
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    Appendix B: Physical model experiments: Drogue study
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    Appendix C: Monthly log-normal probability plots
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    Biographical sketch
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