HOW VEGETATED FORESHORES AFFECT PROBABILITIES AND CONSEQUENCES OF DIKE FAILURE
AbstractCoastal ecosystems, such as salt marshes, mangrove forests and reefs, can contribute to flood risk reduction by surge attenuation, wave energy dissipation and erosion reduction (Temmerman et al. 2013). Such ecosystems can work stand-alone, but here we consider hybrid engineering solutions, where ecosystems are utilized as vegetated foreshores along engineered structures (Fig. 1).
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