Technical Report | Sediment Transport Study: Phase Two: Baseline Observations and Characterization of Sediment Transport Processes for the Reedsport Wave Energy Site | ID: 8049g5770 | translation missing: it.hyrax.product_name
This project was carried out collaboratively by Oregon State University (OSU) and the
Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) and involved
continuation of the beach monitoring program begun in summer 2009 to determine
baseline conditions and beach variability at the site of the planned Reedsport wave energy
conversion array. In effect this project was phase two of the work documented in the
December 2009 OWET report ‘Baseline Observations and Modeling for the Reedsport
Wave Energy Site’ by Ozkan-Haller et al. Wave energy conversion devices are expected to reduce wave energy in their lee. Multiple
devices can create rhythmic wave height variations shoreward of the array of devices that
could significantly alter the natural range of beach morphodynamics. The over-arching
objective of this study is to understand if these variations cause changes in the surf zone
circulation patterns and alter the shoreline configuration. This project aims to extend the
field-based beach monitoring program begun in spring 2009 to document changes to the
beach and nearshore bars, and enables comparisons of the measured changes with the
natural envelope of variability determined for the Reedsport site and elsewhere.
Ruggiero, O., R.A. Holman & J.C. Allan. 2010. Sediment Transport Study: Phase Two: Baseline Observations and Characterization of Sediment Transport Processes for the Reedsport Wave Energy Site. Portland: OWET. 50 pp.
1. Overview; 2. Motivation Goals; 3. Project Status; 4. Overall Findings; 5. Next Steps; Appendix A - Monitoring Beach and Shoreline Morphodynamics; Appendix B - 2010 Nearshore Bathymetric Data Collection at Reedsport, OR; Appendix C - Argus Data Collection at Reedsport, OR; References
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