Beach Restoration Criteria Based on Algae Hydrodynamics

by Gregorio Gómez-Pina, Cent de Estudios de Puertos y Costas, Madrid, Spain,
Alfonso Sánchez-Solé, Cent de Estudios de Puertos y Costas, Madrid, Spain,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '87


The presence of algae might aggravate the already existing difficulties in beach restoration. The aim of this paper is to present additional beach restoration criteria based on algae hydrodynamics to assess in beach design and maintenance. Some of the considerations given herein have been based on day-to-day field observations of Levante Beach, located in Cabo de Palos (Mediterranean Sea, Spain), during the authors' summer vacations.

Subject Headings: Coastal management | Ecological restoration | Vegetation | Hydrodynamics | Maintenance and operation | Seas and oceans | Coastal engineering | Crops | Spain | Europe | Mediterranean Sea

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