Glossary


 

DATA 

SHOM MAPS

- details of the bay, information on the nearby seaside

- the SHOM map of the bay is presented in the project (III-2 Cartes ) in 4 différent sizes

BATHYMETRY

- description of the sea bed

- presents isobars, scale 1/2000e.

COMPASS CARDS

- represents the average of the winds in accordance withthe direction

- star with proportional branches

- availa: rose des vents mensuelle à Socoa 1993-1997

                    rose des vents mensuelle au Musée de la mer, Biarritz 1993-1997

SWELL DATA

- synthetical card of swell measures

- monthly repartition of the swell

- diagram hight/periods

-number of events each year by hight

-return period

SEDIMENTOLOGY

The nature, the origin and the movements of sediments are defined by :
- geomorphology
- hydrodynamics (winds, streams )
- sea bed (topography, bathymetry...)

THE "LITTORAL" LAW

The protection and the coatal devolpment are governed by the "littoral" law, complement of the decret of the 25 Août 1979. Its purpose is to promote a specifical politics of development, protection and exploitment. By governing the coastal constructiond, natural and socio-economical patrimony is protected

SMVM 

The government set up a new tool : les schemas of exploitment of the sea (SMVM) . They are exposed to the unicipalities, to the départments and are aprouved by a decret in Government Council.

The decret 86-1252 of the 5 Décembre 1986 fixes the objectives.

IMPACT STUDY

It is imposed by the law of the 10 Juillet 1976 relative to the protection of the nature which the total coast  is superior than 6 millions of francs.

NUMERICAL VOCABULARY

GRID

Discretisation of domain elementary volumes called meshes.

ARTEMIS

Modul of TELEMAC treating swell issues

TELEMAC

Big Software developed by EDF allowinfg the resolution of flew issues in free surface

DIGITALIZING TABLE

Tool used to numerize the coordonnees of points.



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