Beach Morphology Monitoring Program
Summary Plot 6

Beach state parameters. A regional inventory of physical parameters that help to define the ‘state’ of the beach includes the average sediment size, beach slope, and dune crest elevation at each profile. The average median grain size from samples collected at approximately MHW during both the summer 1998 and summer 1999 survey are shown. The slope of the sub-aerial beach is defined as the gradient between the 1.0- and 3.0-m elevation contours on the profile. Slope values have been averaged for the 9 surveys that have been collected since 1997 at each of the 47 beach profile locations. The primary dune crest elevation is also given relative to NAVD 88.

List of beach monitoring summary plots.  Select a summary plot to link to an on-line version or download an Adobe Acrobat version for printing.


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