Littoral drift and spit degradation on Homer Spit, Alaska by Dennis Nottingham

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Published by State of Alaska, Dept. of Transportation and Public Facilities, Division of Planning and Programming, Research Section in Fairbanks, Alaska .

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Microfiche. Anchorage, Alaska : University of Alaska, Artic Environmental Information and Data Center, 1983? 2 microfiches : negative ; 11 x 15 cm.

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Statementby Dennis Nottingham, Brent Drage, Jeffrey Gilman.
LC ClassificationsMicrofiche 84/13 (T)
The Physical Object
Pagination27 leaves
Number of Pages27
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Open LibraryOL2909351M
LC Control Number84139684

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Littoral drift and spit degradation on Homer Spit, Alaska: Interim report [Nottingham, Dennis] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Littoral drift and Littoral drift and spit degradation on Homer Spit degradation on Homer Spit, Alaska: Interim reportAuthor: Dennis Nottingham.

Littoral drift and spit degradation on Homer Spit, Alaska by Dennis Nottingham, unknown edition. LITTORAL DRIFT AND SPIT DEGRADATION ON HOMER SPIT, ALASKA. INTERIM REPORT. Homer Spit is a natural littoral formation ( miles wide at its distal end and 4 miles long) extending into Kachemak Bay, an arm of Cook Inlet in South Central Alaska.

The end of the spit is heavily developed with fishing and recreational facilities and has been a. HOMER SPIT COMPREHENSIVE PLAN 1 The Homer Spit is an intriguing natural phenomenon. It is one of the longest occupied natural sand spits in the world, extending southeast from the City of Homer, approximately miles into Kachemak Bay.

The Spit is a natural, dynamic system, which is constantly being shaped by deposition and erosion of sediments. Homer Spit is a narrow, flat peninsula that stretches km into Kachemak Bay, Alaska, USA. It is located on the Kenai Peninsula, the smaller and easternmost of the two major limbs extending from Alaska’s southern coast out into the Pacific.

The spit includes a. In this video I fish off of Lands End on the Homer Spit. I discuss the proper setup to use for surf fishing and how to make that setup. I also test to see wh. An example of this type of tec- tonic subsidence occurred during the earthquake at Alaska book Spit, Alaska.

This severe earthquake caused differential subsidence amounting to about 3 feet near the headland attachment and nearly 7 feet at the tip of the spit (Smith et al., ~.

Cuspate forelands (Figure 33 (a)) require that littoral drift from both directions be approximately the same order of magnitude (otherwise a spit would likely form) and thus they occur most often in areas of wave convergence on the leeward side of islands or reefs or on straight shorelines where there is substantial littoral drift from oblique.

However, the extreme tip, such as the Dungeness Bay side of the spit, is closed for public entry for protection of critical wildlife habitat. Homer Spit, Homer. Homer Spit is in Homer, Alaska, and it is home to the very popular Homer Boat Harbor serving up to 1, commercial as well as pleasure boats at its peak season in summer.

The Bakkaeyri Spit This is a small, roughly triangular spit formed by littoral drift, presumably mainly from the south. Its small size is probably due to a low rate of sediment supply. The Hjalteyri Spit This is a fine example of the many modern spits found in Icelandic fjords.

It has a triangular shape that suggests drift from the north. The Homer Spit is part of an ancient terminal moraine—a ridge of boulders, gravel, and sand deposited at the face of a glacier that filled Kachemak Bay s years ago. Viewing Tip Park by the state ferry terminal and scan the entrance to the harbor.

Littoral drift refers to the movement of entrained sand grains in the direction of the longshore current. Littoral drift can be thought of as a river of sand moving parallel to the shore, moving sand from one coastal location to the next and so on until the sand is eventually lost to the littoral system.

Littoral drift or transport in. The Homer spit offers beautiful water on both sides. There are multiple restaurants souvenir shops and drinking establishments. We went as a vacation not to fish, however I am sure that the fishing there is fantastic. I would recommend anyone in Alaska or visiting Alaska to go and visit the spit /K TripAdvisor reviews.

The US Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station Coastal Engineering Research Center was requested by the US Army Engineer District, Alaska (CENPA) to provide technical assistance in engineering analysis and assessment of various structure alternatives for flood mitigation and erosion control at the southeast coastline of Homer Spit, Alaska.

A view of some stores and the ocean on the spit in Homer Alaska. A view of some stores and the ocean on the spit in Homer Alaska. This is one of the few spots along the road system where you might catch halibut from the shore.

Check out the beach, which surrounds the Land’s End Hotel, on the Homer Spit. Here, you’ll find a small parking lot, and the water's only about feet away. Fish While The Fish Feast. Definition of Littoral drift: Littoral transport is the term used for the transport of non-cohesive sediments, i.e.

mainly sand, along the foreshore and the shoreface due to the action of the breaking waves and the longshore current. What do you get when you dig a large man-made pool on the end of Alaska's Homer Spit, and then plant it with a decent run of Alaskan king salmon in addition to silver and pink salmon??.

In no sense of the word, a true Alaska wilderness experience; the 'Spit Lagoon', or 'Fishing Hole' is one of the most unique recreational salmon fisheries.

Dennis Nottingham has written: 'Littoral drift and spit degradation on Homer Spit, Alaska' What landforms are formed by deposition. It is formed by spit for the ocean and people. During the average high tide, over half of the Spit's acres disappear beneath the water.

Learn more about The Spit. Constituent parts Lower shoreface. The shoreface is the part of the barrier where the ocean meets the shore of the island. The barrier island body itself separates the shoreface from the backshore and lagoon/tidal flat area.

Characteristics common to the lower shoreface are fine sands with mud and possibly silt. Further out into the ocean the sediment becomes finer. The US Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station Coastal Engineering Research Center was requested by the US Army Engineer District, Alaska CENPA to provide technical assistance in engineering analysis and assessment of various structure alternatives for flood mitigation and erosion control at the southeast coastline of Homer Spit, Alaska.

Study elements included are wave. Management of littoral drift To combat littoral drift and maintain the coastal profile of a beach there are a variety of different methods. Breakwater are a man-made barriers built a distance from the coast with the purpose to reduce the intensity of waves that hit the coast.

Littoral drift. Fishing Homer. The Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon, otherwise known as the “Fishing Hole” is an area along the Homer Spit where anglers can target king, and silver salmon. Each year the Alaska Department of Fish and Game stocks hundreds of thousands of coho (silver) and chinook (king) salmon in the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon.

new sediment to the littoral system. Feeder bluff mapping follows some of the same general geomorphic principles of littoral/net shore-drift mapping completed in Washington State. Examples of geomorphic indicators used in both net shore-drift mapping and feeder bluff mapping include the direction of spit progradation (Hunter and others, ).

Dennis Nottingham has written: 'Littoral drift and spit degradation on Homer Spit, Alaska'. A dune is a landform, and is a large mass of wind-blown are most common in deserted environments, such as the Sahara, and also near area with dunes is called a dune system.

The dynamic action of wind and water can sometimes causes the dunes to drift, which can have serious consequences (see sanddrift in Eucla).In physical geography, a dune is a hill of loose sand built by.

Prediction of littoral drift for lakes and bays from wind observations [Rubin, Hillel] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Prediction of littoral drift for lakes and bays from wind observationsAuthor: Hillel Rubin. She is an amateur photographer and loves to capture the beauty of Alaska as seen through her le the owners allowed me to walk through and photograph them.

This is located on the Spit in Homer. Post Type: Mixed Media Recognized: Pays one point and 2 member cents. Abandoned On The Spit by alaskapat. You need to login or register to write. Some rural people lived there whose occupation was mainly fishery, farming and salt production.

from a river) becomes too great to allow the sand to deposit. The area which is about acres has sand and shingle banks held together by marram grass and sea buckthorn.

It develops in places where re-entrance occurs, such as at a cove's headlands, by the process of longshore drift by. Stanley, K.W.,Beach changes on Homer Spit, in Waller, R.M., Effects of the earthquake of Ma in the Homer area, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper D, p.

DD Publication Products. This publication is part of a larger work. Please see P. Road out to the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. Photo by: Ian Esk Merculieff.

The Alaska Drift Away Fishing is easy to get to as they sit just off of Alaska Highway 1 between Sterling and Soldotna. You can fly into any of the local cities, such as Sterling or you can drive from Anchorage which will take you about hours.

Day Trip Fishing Adventures with Alaska Drift Away Fishing. The littoral drift model developed at DHI and ISVA, see Deigaard et al. (b) has been extended to include the effects of the irregularity of the waves, of a coastal current and a wind acting on the surf zone.

Further, a mathematical model to simulate the near-shore current pattern along a barred coast with rip channels has been developed. Drift Alaska Charters - Seine Ct, Kenai, Alaska - Rated 5 based on 5 Reviews "Went out with Captain Gabe on the Casino for an all-day halibut.

The Homer Spit: Coal, Gold, & Con Men (Homer: Kachemak Country Publications, ), 70 p., paper, $ plus postage, ISBN (PO BoxHomer, AK ). LC LC Compendium of quotations and illustrations from the earliest recorded history of the Homer Spit through the early s, published to celebrate the.

different traps were used to measure the littoral drift rates. Mesh traps having circular openings were used for measuring the suspended load transport and streamer traps were used for measuring the bed-load transport.

The opening of the trap was m wide, m high, and rectangular in shape. The filter cloth mesh opening size was. "Littoral drift" refers to the process in which beach material such as sand and other sediment is shifted as the waves meet the shore.

'Littoral Drift' is also the name of a project by artist Meghann Riepenhoff, which involved submerging light-sensitive paper in the sea and letting nature control the patterns produced.

The first settlers couldn't possibly have envisioned the lively colorful scene that the end of the Homer Spit has become. Back then, shortly before the turn of the century, the mile long finger was a grassy, flower-carpeted stretch with a grove of spruce, considerably higher, wider and drier than it is now.

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Southwest Washington Littoral Drift Restoration: Beach and Nearshore Morphological Monitoring. By Andrew W. Stevens, Guy Gelfenbaum, Peter Ruggiero, and George M. Kaminsky. Introduction. Beach nourishment projects have been used widely to mitigate coastal erosion along sandy shorelines throughout the world (Dean, ; Hamm and others, ).The camp was built by hand by Nick and DWL volunteers - all wood was salvaged from the sea and milled onsite.

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Driftwood Wilderness Lodge is located on a secluded lagoon with views of Uyak Bay, which is 60 miles southwest of the city of Kodiak. The nearby village of Larsen Bay is home to about people and according to Travel Alaska is next to some of the best fishing grounds in the Kodiak Archipeligo.

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