Beach Nourishment: Theory and Practice

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World Scientific, 2002 - Technology & Engineering - 399 pages
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This book is written for engineers, students of coastal processes and laypersons interested in beach nourishment, which consists of the placement of large quantities of good quality sediment on the beach to advance the shoreline seaward. The improvement of project performance through proper design and the predictability of performance are emphasized. The overall longevity of a project is addressed as are local erosional areas. The roles which wave height, project length and sediment quality play in project performance are addressed quantitatively. The results are illustrated through reference to a number of monitored nourishment projects. Biological and economic aspects of beach nourishment are addressed.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Tools for Later Use
21
to Storm Sequencing
58
Performance Measures and Prediction
71
Additional Planform Considerations
117
Borrow Area Considerations
173
Costs and Benefits of Beach Nourishment
185
Environmental Effects of Beach Nourishment
195
Nourished Profiles Represented by
283
Composite Sand Characteristics
295
Appendix E Erosional Hot Spots
305
Appendix F Nourishment Along a Seawalled Coast
327
Appendix G Shoreline Changes Downdrift of a Littoral
343
Appendix H Effects of Sand Size on Evolution
349
Appendix J Storm Damage Reduction Potential
371
Appendix K Probability of Encountering Rock with
381

FL beach nourishment project
207
Monitoring of Beach Nourishment Projects
219
Case Studies
231
Appendix A Effects of Idealized Wave Refraction
273
Author Index
391
Location Index
399
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