Functional Significance of Estuaries in the Northeast: A Proposed Case Study Comparing Habitat Utilization and Quality
Most U.S. commercial fisheries landing consists of species dependent on coastal estuaries for spawning, nursery, or migratory feeding habitat. Loss of wetlands, anthropogenic contamination,...

Mississippi-Alabama: Natural and Man-Made Shores—A Study in Contrasts
Quaternary formations essentially define the present configuration of the Alabama-Mississippi coast. As the result of the coast's tectonic history, they are much less widespread and thinner...

Nearshore Berms: An Evaluation of Prototype Designs
The US Army Corps of Engineers continually seeks new ways to use clean dredged material. In recent years, placement of this material in shallow water to construct nearshore berms has become...

Improvement of Nearshore Water Clarity Due to Artificial Upwelling at Power Plant Diffusers
The cooling water outfall at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, California, discharges heated water at an offshore sea-bed through multiport nozzles which are angled seaward. After...

Project Performance: Ocean City, Maryland Beach Nourishment
Detailed monitoring of the performance of a two-phase beach nourishment project has provided valuable information on beach fill behavior and long-term response of a beach fill to prevailing...

Regularities of the Abrasive Coast Development of the Ukrainian Black Sea
The length of the Ukrainian Black Sea coast between Danube delta and Kerch Strait is 1628 km. Abrasive cliffs with rates of abrasion from 0.1 to 4.7 m/y (average multi-year data) are common....

State-of-the-Art and Dynamic of Some Beaches of the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast
The considerable decrease of the solid flow off in the sea coastal zone and the intensification of the abrasion impact on the shore determined the increase of the coastal protection activity...

Coastal Planning for Recreation in Denmark along the North Sea Coast
The aim of this article is to describe the background for and planning of the nearshore areas along the Danish North Sea coast, especially on the basis of the high recreational value of...

Louisiana Cheniers: Clues to Mississippi Delta History
The cheniers of southern Louisiana have map differences, deeding differences, and granulometric differences that distinguish them from swash-built beach ridges and from dune ridges. Instead,...

Environmental Effects of Beaufort Sea Causeways
Two gravel-fill causeways have been constructed into the shallow nearshore Beaufort sea on the north coast of Alaska for the development of petroleum reservoirs. These long (4-8 km) structures...

Modeling Nearshore Currents in the Vicinity of the Endicott Causeway, Alaska
The Endicott Causeway connects two oil production islands on the southern side of Stefansson Sound, about 5 km offshore of the Sagavanirktok River delta, to the mainland of the Alaskan...

Hydrodynamic Forces and Evolution of a Nearshore Berm at South Padre Island, Texas

Assessment of the Nearshore Zone at St. Marys Inlet, Florida
St. Marys Inlet connects Cumberland Sound from the Atlantic Ocean and actually forms the coastline border between Georgia and Florida. Drumstick shaped barriers are located to the north...

Offshore Oil and Gas Support Facility Siting Study
It has been estimated that the Bodega Basin, which extends offshore of Sonoma County, contains four areas of high potential for oil production, with a total of up tp 195 million barrels...

Heavy Minerals and Aggregates Developments Nearshore Nova Scotia, Canada
This paper highlights past to present nearshore Scotian Shelf heavy mineral and aggregate exploration activities and findings. Promising sites for heavy minerals, gold and extensive sand...

Importance of the Surf Zone of Exposed Sandy Beaches for the Development of Juvenile Trachinotus (Pisces, Carangidae)
Sandy beaches dominate most of the tropical and temperate coastlines. Studies of nearshore ichthyofauna, in different regions of the world, have revealed the frequent occurrence of juvenile...

Nantucket Island's Shifting Shoals and Moving Shores: Near-shore Bathymetry Controls Beach Deposition and Erosion
Historical records and our observations show that the near-shore shoal complex of Pochick Rip and Old Man Shoal has slowly but continuously built to the north along Nantucket Island's...

Detection of 2-D Nearshore Wave Patterns Using Linear Prediction and SAR Data
Extraction of wave parameters such as wavelength and direction on radar images is normaly done using fast Fourier transforms (FFT) on typical image size of 256 × 256 which may not be appropriate...

Factors Influencing the Settlement of California Halibut
California halibut (Paralichthys californicus) is an important species to recreational and commercial fisheries of California. The species typically uses coastal bays and wetlands as nursery...

Observations of Seasonal and Interseasonal Variability in Shelikof Strait, Alaska
Nearly five years of monthly mean current data from two locations (one nearshore on the shallow shelf and one in the Shelikof sea valley) are used in conjunction with surface geostrophic...

 

 

 

 

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