Beach Politics—The Importance of Informed, Local Support for Beach Restoration Projects
The increasing utilization of our coastal areas by people and the development attendant to it have resulted in attempts to maintain or stabilize shorelines. In this paper the author emphasizes...

Beach Erosion in Florida: A Challenge for Planning and Management
A substantial portion of the sandy beach shoreline in Florida is considered to be 'critically' eroding. 'Critical' erosion, as used...

Ebb Delta and Shoreline Response to Inlet Stabilization, Examples from the Southeast Atlantic Coast
Analytical studies were performed on the geomorphic evolution of four stabilized natural inlets located along the ebb-tide dominated, barrier island, southeastern coast of the United States....

Effect of Wind on Coastal Construction in Florida
The State of Florida's tidal shoreline is 8,426 miles long. Both the east and the west coast of Florida is subjected to several coastal storms each year. The present study...

Citizen Views on Great Lakes Policy: A Comparison of Canadian and U.S. Publics
This study investigates Canadian and American public opinion concerning the use of public funds to restore and protect Great Lakes coastal areas. Based upon survey data collected among...

Ocean Mining with Shoreline Protection
This paper describes an existing construction system that permits building large concrete structures directly on the water in low-cost floating formwork with unskilled local labor operating...

Beach Erosion in the Town of Jupiter Island: Causes and Remedial Measures
St. Lucie Inlet, located on the lower east coast of Florida, was cut across a barrier island in 1892 and jetties were constructed on the north and south sides of the inlet in 1926 and...

Evaluating Shoreline Protection Alternatives
Continued erosion of the shoreline results in loss of land, depreciation of property values and may result in an increased threat to public safety. Limited financial resources require...

Shoreline Response to Offshore Shoals and Storms, Low Beach, Nantucket, MA
Low Beach is located on the southeast side of Nantucket Island, which is approximately 20 miles offshore from the Cape Cod mainland. It is currently the site of a municipal wastewater...

Coastal Erosion in Ghana: Causes, Patterns, Research Needs and Possible Solutions
The pattern of coastal erosion in Ghana is described. The causes for spatial differences in the erosional rates on the shoreline are identified as coming from a combination of natural...

Nature-Assisted Dune Restoration
The concept of finding and placing compatible sand along the coastal shoreline for dune restoration is presented. Laboratory experimental result supporting this concept is reported. Field...

Management of Great Lakes' Sandy Barriers: The Conceptual Challenges
Sandy barriers are dynamic, significant, and sensitive resource systems, comprising portions of the 18,000 km of Great Lakes shore. Use, development, and management of these features,...

An Evaluation of the Role of Port Administration in Comprehensive Planning and Management of the Canadian Coast—The Example of Vancouver
The current institutional approach adopted to plan and regulate developments in Canada's major ports is assessed. To determine the effectiveness of the Canadian approach,...

Public Access Evolution Long Beach, California, Coastline
Historic Long Beach was built around the beachfront. Public access to this popular coastal resort was provided in many ways. The downtown has undergone a renaissance of that former regional...

Sediment Transport in the Swash Due to Obliquely Incident Wind-Waves Modulated by Infragravity Waves
Swash is described by obliquely incident wind-waves superposed on, and interacting with, long standing waves. The wind waves of the inner surf zone are modulated in amplitude, wavenumber...

Effect of Long Waves to Local Sediment Transport Rate
When irregular waves travel to the shoreline, long wave component becomes important in the surf zone. In the surf zone, sands are transported by both wave motion and turbulence due to...

Littoral Dune Transport and Morphology Under a Variable Wind Regime
Most of the large dunes are generally produced by a permanent or quasi-permanent winds. Usually winds present strong concentrations of its directional spectrum around its mean direction....

Accurate Shoreline Mapping: Past, Present, and Future
Mapping historical shoreline changes and predicting future shoreline positions requires both accurate and precise analyses of time-dependent fluctuations in water levels and sediment volumes...

Mapping Barrier Island Changes in Louisiana: Techniques, Accuracy, and Results
Changes in shoreline position along Louisiana's rapidly changing barrier coastline were compiled using cartographic data sources and aerial photography from 1855 to 1989....

Accuracy Standards and Development of a National Shoreline Change Data Base
Data associated with mapping shoreline position provides baseline information used by scientists, managers, and planners for quantitative assessment of historical trends and prediction...

 

 

 

 

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