A New Method for Effective Beach-Fill Design

by Gary A. Zarillo, State Univ of New York at Stony, Brook, Marine Sciences Research, Cent, Stony Brook, NY, USA,
James Liu, State Univ of New York at Stony, Brook, Marine Sciences Research, Cent, Stony Brook, NY, USA,
H.-S. Tsien, State Univ of New York at Stony, Brook, Marine Sciences Research, Cent, Stony Brook, NY, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '85

Abstract: Beach nourishment with sand fill has been extensively used to restore recessional beaches, but the success of this method has been variable due to a poor understanding of sediment dispersion in the littoral environment. A beach-fill project can be sucessfully designed for a specific location by determining how individual sediment grain-size fractions are partitioned among transport paths on the beach and shoreface. 22 refs.

Subject Headings: Coastal management | Sand (hydraulic) | Sandy soils | Ecological restoration | Beach nourishment | Sediment | Grain (material) | Fills

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