Date of Award

1991

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Geography

First Advisor

Phipps, A. G.,

Keywords

Physical Geography.

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

This investigation has been conducted in an attempt to assess if a correlation between simulated immersed longshore sediment transport rates (longflux) and observed absolute sediment flux data (corrected for overwash effects) does exist, for the Northeast Beach at Point Pelee, Ontario for 1983, 1986 and 1989. Net sediment flux data (topographic and bathymetric) were derived from semi-annual surveys administered at the Northeast Beach site. Wind data obtained for Point Pelee National Park for 1983, 1986 and 1989, and in conjunction with the utilization of the deep-water computer algorithm "WAVES", did permit the hindcasting of immersed longshore sediment transport data (longflux) which was generated by the nearshore circulation computer algorithm "NSCWIS". The output of this longflux data was compared to the observed absolute sediment flux data in the attempt to evaluate the model's adeptness to accurately simulate longshore current statistics. Correlation analysis did indicate that the longflux values did approximate for the observed absolute flux values. Lake level variations were associated with the simulated longflux data variations which in turn reflected the differential levels of storm activity during the periods' investigation. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)Dept. of Geography. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis1991 .B373. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 31-01, page: 0253. Chairperson: A. G. Phipps. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1991.

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