Sediment Budget at Oceanside, California, Calculated Using a Calibrated Shoreline Change Model

by D. P. Simpson, CH2M Hill, Bellevue, United States,
A. L. Kadib, CH2M Hill, Bellevue, United States,
N. C. Kraus, CH2M Hill, Bellevue, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Sediments


A quantitative sediment budget analysis was made for the shoreline segment extending from 4 miles north to 4 miles south of Oceanside Harbor using a calibrated shoreline change model. Hindcast wave information, measured shoreline positions, historical beach nourishment volumes, and sand discharges from rivers for the period 1964 to 1974 were used in calibration of the model. Modeling results quantified effects of variability in wave climate and allowed objective evaluation of sand management practices.

Subject Headings: Shoreline protection | Sediment | Budgets | Calibration | Seas and oceans | Wave climates | Ocean waves | Mathematical models | California | United States

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