Zeigler John M.

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  • Technical Report
    Tables and graphs of measurements made across four Cape Cod beaches 1957-1958
    (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1961) Zeigler, John M. ; Tuttle, Sherwood D. ; Gill, Barbara M. ; Tasha, Herman J. ; Giese, Graham S.
    The primary purpose of this report is to present tables of measurements made across four Cape Cod beaches.
  • Technical Report
    A study of the bathymetry and sediments of the U.S. Navy torpedo range in Cape Cod Bay
    (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1960-07) Zeigler, John M. ; Oostdam, Bernard ; Owen, David M.
    The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution contracted to make a survey of the bathymetry and sediments at the Navy Torpedo Testing Range in Cape Cod Bay at the request of the Project Engineer at the U. S Naval Underwater Ordnance Station, Newport, Rhode Island- Contract Number N298(122)16639. The area studies is approximately 35 miles SE from Boston and 15 miles NW from Provincetown in the southern part of .Massachusetts Bay.
  • Technical Report
    Erosion of the cliffs of Outer Cape Cod : tables and graphs
    (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1964-06) Zeigler, John M. ; Tasha, Herman J. ; Giese, Graham S.
    The following tables and graphs place in convenient storage the results of several years of careful surveying and at the same time provide rudimentary interpretation of resuIts by comparing erosion rates. The reader will find listed in the bibliography pertinent published papers which analyze these coastal erosion data in great detail.
  • Technical Report
    Beach studies in the Cape Cod area : conducted during the period August 1953-April 1960
    (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1960-04) Zeigler, John M.
    Six years of field data plus the conclusions of eight published papers, plus two papers 11 in press", are included in this final report. Wherever possible the writer has attempted to sum up significant unpublished data by the use of illustrations, for example (Plates I through XII and Plates XIII to XVI). All other research, whether fruitful or not is summed up as concisely as possible. The format is outlined in the Contents. It may best be considered in three parts, an Introduction, description of the area and a discussion of technique, for one part. A second part wherein Beach and Coastal Regimen is the topic, this includes profile studies, aerial photography and coastal erosion studies; sediment distribution and wave dynamics is part 3. The studies have led to problems which are unsolved and in a sense the data bearing on these problems is more or less "hanging in air". For example, the most interesting conclusion we derived from the sediment sampling along offshore profiles was that deposition of sediment is confined to a thin strip of sand next to the coast and a mud zone far offshore. These sites of deposition are separated by a zone of erosion or non-deposition. We have carried these ideas rather far and have published a model to explain the mechanics of transport (Miller and Zeigler, in press). Yet, the field sampling is inadequate in spite of supplementary efforts made on two cruises, not a part of this contract, to get enough field data. Consequently, a formal discussion of this problem is in the future and surely that discussion will draw heavily on data which is now inadequate. A second example of a problem in progress, but unsolved concerns inlets. The data is included in this report, but it leads to no conclusions. In keeping with instructions for report requirements for Geography Branch contracts, conclusions of published reports are listed, details are not reported.
  • Technical Report
    Seamounts near the eastern coast of North America
    (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1955-04) Zeigler, John M.
    The chain of seamonts known as the New England Seamonts was examined. Bathymetry from six cruises in this region was contoured and a discussion of errors provided. Remains of calcareous algae in rocks dredges from the tops of two of the seamounts indicate that the seamounts have subsided more than 4,000 feet. Isostatic adjustment of a small seamount does not explain the subsidence, therefore it is suggested that much of this subsidence might be attributed to squeezing-out of plastic sediment from beneath the base of the seamounts or possibly that the sedimentary apron from the continent has spread seaward and caused the continental slope to become depressed.