OPTIMIZING NATURE-BASED FEATURES FOR WAVE DISSIPATION AND LAND-WATER CONNECTIVITY
AbstractLiving shorelines integrate structural and natural features to stabilize the shoreline, through reduction of erosion from the wave climate, while keeping the connectivity between land and aquatic ecosystems. This study includes field study for two different types of living shoreline systems to quantify and compare their wave dissipation services and provide physics-based guidance for the design of living shoreline systems that are efficient in wave dissipation yet maximize land-water connectivity.
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