The Sharon Escarpment, Israel: Management of a Backshore Cliff in a Densely Populated Environment

by Ithamar Perath, Geological Survey of Israel, Ministry of National Infrastructures, 30 Malchei Yisrael Street, Jerusalem 95501, Israel,
Gideon Almagor, Geological Survey of Israel, Ministry of National Infrastructures, 30 Malchei Yisrael Street, Jerusalem 95501, Israel,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Sand Rights '99: Bringing Back the Beaches

Abstract: The Sharon Escarpment is a coastal backshore escarpment made of heterogeneous layered sandstone. This area is an increasingly exploited environmental resource. This paper defines the main natural parameters that are presently affected by human activity. It presents an assessment of the environmental risks, and recommends rules for cliff management.

Subject Headings: Shores | Cliffs | Ocean waves | Sea water | Environmental issues | Erosion | Sandstone | Coastal management | Israel | Middle East

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