Northwest Regional Coastal Study: An Integrated Approach

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by C. D. Peterson, Oregon State Univ, Corvallis, OR, USA,
J. Good, Oregon State Univ, Corvallis, OR, USA,
S. A. Chesser, Oregon State Univ, Corvallis, OR, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '87:

Abstract: The Northwest Regional Coastal Study as proposed consists of: (1) identification of problems; (2) inventory of available information; (3) prioritizing problems and study areas; (4) conducting detailed studies, modeling, monitoring; and (5) developing management strategies. Coastal interests have identified storm damage and shoreline changes as a primary problem. To address this a three-part study is proposed consisting of: (1) inventory and analysis of historical shoreline changes; (2) description and analysis of littoral cells and sediment budgets; and (3) analysis, modeling and monitoring appropriate coastal processes. The work to date includes identifying major littoral cell boundaries and defining potential sediment sources and sinks within the cells. Future work should consist of analysis of historic shoreline changes, detailed surveys of specific littoral cells, and coastal process data collection and analysis.

Subject Headings: Model analysis | Shoreline | Littoral drift | Inventories | Storms | Sediment |

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