Foreshore Treatment as a Method of Coastal Protection

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by David A. Y. Smith, Swan Wooster Engineering Co, Vancouver, BC, Canada,
Arvid E. Pedersen, Swan Wooster Engineering Co, Vancouver, BC, Canada,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '85:

Abstract: This paper describes the damages sustained by a small section of the Vancouver, British Columbia coastline during the passage of a storm in December, 1982. This stretch of protected coastline is characterized by varying types of foreshore treatment. In response to points of concern raised by the Landowners in that area, a detailed wave run-up analysis was undertaken. The analysis involved the use of both a parametric wave hindcast model and a numerical refraction technique to arrive at the wave climate at the site.

Subject Headings: Littoral zones | Shores | Wave refraction | Wave climates | Coastal management | Numerical models | Damage (structural) | Storms | North America | British Columbia | Canada | Vancouver

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