Road Test
The National Center for Asphalt Technology at Auburn University is building a $7 million, 1.8 mi (2.9 km) oval test track to perform accelerated pavement loading experiments. At least...

On the Cutting Edge
Smart materials, innovative monitoring systems and sensors, exotic tunnel-boring machines, and self-sustaining treatment systems are among the latest technology advancements that are helping...

Modeling the Impacts of Dredged Material Placement in Upper Chesapeake Bay

Modeling Sand Bank Formation Around Tidal Headlands

Modeling Water Quality for Dredged Material Disposal

Sources of Uncertainty for Oil Spill Simulations

Effects of Bed Coarsening on Sediment Transport

Simulation of the Oil Trajectory and Fate on the Diamond Grace Spill in Tokyo Bay

Sand Rights: A Legal System to Protect Shores of the Sea

Natural Tracers of Coastal Sediments
The properties of natural sediments can be used to determine their sources and to trace their transport paths through coastal environments. These properties include the mineralogies of...

San Diego Regional Beach Sand Project
The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) is proposing the San Diego Regional Beach Sand Project to replenish the County's beaches. SANDAG represents the Cities within San Diego...

Application of the Texas A&M University (TAMU) Dredging Cost Model to Long Distance Transport
To develop intelligent decisions about moving sediment long distances to the coast from dams, the cost becomes a major factor. The cost will be a function of many factors including cleaning...

Environmentally Friendly Transport of Reservoir Sediment for Beach Nourishment with EDDY Pump
Sand impounded behind hydroelectric, flood-control and debris dams not only diminishes the intended function of the reservoir, but also starves downstream coastline by denying natural...

Low Cost Sand Re-Nourishment to Combat Chronic Beach Erosion: Long Beach, California
The City of Long Beach has analyzed and attempted numerous methods of beach erosion control and mitigation along Peninsula Beach. With the exception of beach nourishment, nothing has proven...

Potential Effects of San Mining and Debris Basins on Coastal Sediment Supply in Los Angeles County
The potential sediment supply to the coast in Los Angeles has been heavily impacted by human activity. In the context of rational management of beaches as a resource, it is fundamental...

Possible Sand Resources on the Reef Front Around Oahu
Large sediment deposits on the reef front around Oahu are a possible resource for replenishing eroded beaches. An overview is given on the collection of closely spaced, high-resolution...

Coastal Benefits and Impacts of Dismantling Matilija Dam
A numerical shoreline evolution model was used to examine the shoreline changes associated with the release of 2.3 million cubic meters of beach quality sediment from behind Matilija Dam....

Sand Rights: A Case Study of the Hamptons' Beaches
The long Federal groins emplaced at Westhampton Beach in the 1960s resulted in accelerated erosion downdrift. The severe nor'easter of December 11-12, 1992 brought the issue to a climax...

The Collision of Surf, Sand, and the Law at Lechuza Beach: Coastal Processes and Public-Private Shore Boundaries
In order to undertake coastal development opportunities, the property owner must first establish the boundary between public and private property along the beachfront in order to demonstrate...

The Beach: A Pile of Sand
Beaches are common features along most of the earth's coastlines. The presence of a beach requires at that site the processes of sediment accretion have dominated over the processes of...

 

 

 

 

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