St. George Habor—Berm Breakwater Construction Considerations
During the period 1984-1987 three berm breakwaters with a total length of approximately 800 meters were constructed at St. George Harbor on St. George Island in the Pribil of Chain of...

Repeat Performance
Working with a budget of $10 million, engineers designing a new high-rise residential structure in New York City had to find creative ways to control costs. One budget-saving idea was...

Rhythm of Beachrock Levels in Contrasting Plate Settings: Rifting Red Sea and North American-Caribbean Plates
Sequences of beachrocks have been compared from the northern Red Sea, the North American plate (north shore of Puerto Rico), and an island of the Caribbean plate. In all these areas the...

Characteristics and Implications of Relict Carbonate Paleoshorelines
Throughout the Florida-Bahamas region, the accumulation of coastal carbonate deposits, excepting the present highstand, appears to be episodic. Back through time these deposits provide...

Native American Imprint
Following a design phase of more than four years, construction has finally begun on the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian, which will occupy...

Coming to the Surface
In the past few years, the coastal areas of the Gulf of Mexico and much of Texas have experienced less than normal rainfall and record water demands. During this period, average daily...

Ancient Concept, Modern Context
For several centuries, Bibliotheca Alexandrina was the cultural center of the Western world. It was built by the heirs of Alexander the Great some 2,400 years ago and burned, some say...

Core Bits: Geo-Institute Board Welcomes Two New Governors; 150 Years of American Civil Engineering; GSP 50 Papers; The International Deep Foundations Congress; Call for Papers; Call for Nominations & Elections Committee Members; Earth Science Week Evolves; High-School Students Discover Complex Interactions Among Oceans, Air, and Ice

Above Them All
The design for what would be the next world's tallest building relies on a 1,550 ft (472 m) high concrete core that will give occupants of the top floors of the building unimpeded...

Control of Wind Response of the Trump World Tower
The Trump World Tower is a luxury residential building located on 1st Ave. and 48th St. in New York City,...

Mississippi Diversion
The $103-million Davis Pond freshwater diversion project in coastal Louisiana will divert up to 10,650 cfs (300 m³/s) of Mississippi River water to the Barataria Bay Estuary through four...

A Numerical Simulation of the Japan/East Sea (JES) Seasonal Circulation

Developing a Capability to Forecast Coastal Ocean Optics: Minerogenic Scattering

Three-Dimensional Curvilinear Modelling of Wind-Induced Flows Through the North Channel of the Irish Sea

An Isopycnic Model Study of the Black Sea

Numerical Modeling Experiments of the East (Japan) Sea Circulation and Mesoscale Eddy Generation Based on POM-ES

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

The Sharon Escarpment, Israel: Management of a Backshore Cliff in a Densely Populated Environment
The Sharon Escarpment is a coastal backshore escarpment made of heterogeneous layered sandstone. This area is an increasingly exploited environmental resource. This paper defines the main...

Resolving Beach Conflicts in California and Maine
Local communities can measure and project sea level rise (SLR), delimit populations affected by SLR, assess the positions of local stakeholders, and put in place appropriate responses....

In Plain View
(Available only in Special Structural Issue) A structural engineer's work is typically hidden beneath layers of concrete and plaster, but the Pittsburgh Civic Center in the...

 

 

 

 

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