SHOREFACE SEDIMENT AVAILABILITY ON NATURAL AND DEVELOPED COASTS
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Miselis, J., Buster, N., Wei, E., & Ciarletta, D. (2020). SHOREFACE SEDIMENT AVAILABILITY ON NATURAL AND DEVELOPED COASTS. Coastal Engineering Proceedings, (36v), sediment.45. https://doi.org/10.9753/icce.v36v.sediment.45

Abstract

Sediment availability and how sediment is exchanged within a coastal system are key components of coastal resilience, particularly for barrier islands. However, little is known about shoreface sediment distribution and geology, including to what extent it is linked to coastal change. Ultimately, understanding how natural and human-induced variability combine to influence shoreface sediment availability could provide insight to future coastal resilience to both storms and sea-level rise. To explore this, we used vessels and equipment adapted for very shallow water depths and conducted shoreface geophysical surveys along three barrier islands on the east coast of the United States with varying degrees of human intervention.

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