Seymour, R.J. and D.G. Aubrey
Marine Geology, Vol. 65, pp. 289-302, 1985
Only available on loan from the National Sea Grant Library
Ph.D. Thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program in Oceanography and Oceanographic Engineering, 302 pp., 1985
Ocean Development and International Law, Vol. 15, Nos. 3/4, pp. 221-232, 1985 WHOI-R-85-010
Silva, M. and M. Meo
Ocean Engineering and the Environment, Conference Record, Nov. 12-14, 1985, San Diego, California, pp. 594-599, 1985
Hess, F.R. and D.G. Aubrey
Limnol. Oceanogr., Vol. 30, No. 2, pp. 426-431, 1985 WHOI-R-85-002
A commercially available radio-controlled miniature aircraft was modified and deployed as part of a field study of the ebbtidal flow characteristics of a natural, unstructured tidal inlet. To complement Eulerian current measurements within the main inlet channel, surface drifter and rhodamine dye patches were observed from the miniature aircraft and recorded with a 35- mm camera. Position reference was provided with an array of precisely located markers on land and in the water. The miniature aircraft is an inexpensive, accurate alternative for Lagrangian studies in tidal inlets and estuaries, with many advantages over alternate techniques (such as hot-air balloons, fixed platforms, manned aircraft, or chaser boats).
Aubrey, D.G. and R.M. Ross
Marine Geology, Vol. 69, pp. 155-170, 1985 WHOI-R-85-013
A quantitative method is developed to describe sequential changes in beach profile morphology. The method provides a uniform way to objectively discriminate energetic beach cycles, and yields a concise representation for beach modeling and prediction. It should be a valuable tool for uniform, quantitative intercomparison of beaches and beach cycles.
McCormick, S.D., R.J. Naiman, and E.T. Montgomery
Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Vol. 42, pp. 529-538, 1985 WHOI-R-85-003
Emery, K.O. and D.G. Aubrey
Tectonophysics, Vol. 120, pp. 239-255, 1985
Aubrey, D.G. and J.H. Trowbridge
Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 90, No. C5, pp. 9137-9146, 1985 WHOI-R-85-006
Comprehensive laboratory measurements and a thorough review of applicable literature show that electromagnetic current meters (manufactured by Marsh-McBurney, Inc.) are adequate for many kinematic measurements but may lead to excessive errors when using velocity to calculate dynamical quantities (such as bottom friction, Reynolds stress, or log-layer friction velocities). These studies point out a potential difficulty in using these meters in areas of large ambient turbulence levels (20% turbulent intensities), which are characteristic of many near-bottom shallow water environments. Further study is needed to clarify this behavior.