Date of Award

5-21-2004

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.S.

Degree Program

Engineering

Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Major Professor

McCorquodale, Alex

Second Advisor

Kura, Bhaskar

Third Advisor

Cothren, Gianna

Abstract

A wind-wave model for Lake Pontchartrain has been developed. This model uses the probability data obtained from the frequency analysis of wind information from the four weather monitoring stations in Lake Pontchartrain. For any given season and any given location, this model generates statistical results of wave heights, wave periods and long-shore sediment transport in 10 degree directional bins along the shoreline of the Lake. This model can be used as an effective tool for planning, construction and maintenance of beaches along the shores of Lake Pontchartrain.

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