Ebb Delta and Shoreline Response to Inlet Stabilization, Examples from the Southeast Atlantic Coast

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by Joan Pope, U.S. Army Engineers, Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '91:

Abstract: Analytical studies were performed on the geomorphic evolution of four stabilized natural inlets located along the ebb-tide dominated, barrier island, southeastern coast of the United States. Based on these examples, a conceptual model is developed which explores the coastal and offshore response to jetty construction. The scenario of initial inlet channelization and fillet trapping is extended to include eventual ebb-delta collapse which may influence the processes for many miles up and down the coast.

Subject Headings: Inlets (waterway) | Shoreline | Tides | Offshore construction | Coastal environment | Barrier islands | Jetties | North America | United States

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