Recent shingle beach renourishment schemes in the UK: Some preliminary observations
McFarland, Stephen, Whitcombe, Les and Collins, Michael (1994) Recent shingle beach renourishment schemes in the UK: Some preliminary observations. Ocean & Coastal Management, 25, (2), 143-149. (doi:10.1016/0964-5691(94)90044-2).
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Experience gained during shingle beach replenishment from offshore sources is described. Schemes undertaken along the Southern coastline of England reveal that the presence of fine-grained material in the sediments can lead to the formation of a more compact beach which has a lower permeability. This (generally) leads to the formation of a hard vertical face around high water mark as opposed to a mobile beach crest. Such features could reduce the sea defence and amenity values of beach replenishment schemes.
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||doi:10.1016/0964-5691(94)90044-2|
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Ocean & Earth Science (SOC/SOES)
|Date Deposited:||04 Jul 2011 13:33|
|Last Modified:||27 Mar 2014 19:43|
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