The value of coastal dunes as a form of shore protection in California, USA.

K. F. Nordstrom, N. P. Psuty

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Abstract

Examines how dunes may be created or enhanced to provide coastline protection in California. Dune barriers provide overwash and flooding protection and the level of protection required determines the scale of the dune. Gives examples to show how height and location may be determined. Dunes may be created by sand fences (cheap) or planting of various species of vegetation (more costly). Studies land use issues and the principles of a dune management strategy. Public relations aspects are noted. (C.J.U.)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIN
Subtitle of host publicationCOASTAL ZONE'83, PROC. THIRD SYMP. ON COASTAL AND OCEAN MANAGEMENT, (SAN DIEGO, U.S.A.: JUN. 1-4, 1983), O.T. MAGOON; H.
PublisherAm. Soc. Civ. Engrs
VolumeI, New York, U.S.A., Am. Soc. Civ. Engrs., 1983, Session 23, p.873-885. (ISBN 0-87262-359-9)
ISBN (Print)0872623599, 9780872623590
StatePublished - 1983

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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