Living With the California Coast
Gary B. Griggs, Lauret E. Savoy
Duke University Press, 1985 - Nature - 393 pages
A fascinating look at the California coastline's geological development, the processes that shape it, the hazards it can present, and what all these things mean for the large and growing number of people who make their homes along the shore.
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Understanding the shoreline Gary Griggs Lauret Savoy
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analysis breakwater built California coast Canyon Caution—moderate risk cliff erosion cliff HAZARD ZONES Cliff protected cliff retreat cliff top coastline construction Cove Creek damage Dana Point downcoast dredging erosion rates feet Figure flood Gary Griggs groin Half Moon Bay harbor Hazard—high risk headland high tides Highway homes houses jetties Lagoon land landslide Lauret Savoy littoral drift located miles Monterey Bay mouth mudstone Nuevo occur Ocean Ocean Shore Railroad ocean-front offshore Park Photo by Gary piers pocket beaches Point Conception protected by beach railroad Rincon Rincon Point Rio Del Mar riprap River road rock rockfalls San Mateo County sand dunes sandy beach backed Santa Barbara Santa Cruz seacliff erosion Seacliff State Beach seawall seaward SHORE ENVIRONMENTS shoreline slides slope slumping southern steep storm waves structures threatened U.S. Geological Survey Unprotected cliff HAZARD Ventura wave action wave attack wave erosion winter storms
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R. W. G. Carter
Limited preview - 1988
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Ocean & Shoreline Management, Volume 12
No preview available - 1989