After Action Report 1983 California Coastal Storms

by Paul C. Berger, US Army Corps of Engineers, Coastal, Resources Branch, Los Angeles, CA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '85


The winter of 1982-1983 saw some dramatic changes in the worldwide weather patterns that have been attributed to the anomaly known as El Nino. During that winter California was attacked by a series of major coastal storms that destroyed beaches, razed piers, and inflicted considerable damage to coastal structures from on end of the state to the other. The Corps of Engineers has initiated two studies to assess the true severity of these storms and the condition of their structure.

Subject Headings: Coastal environment | Storms | Coastal protection structures | Sea water | Ocean waves | Winter | Climate change | Beaches | California | United States

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