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Title: Using morphology to determine net littoral drift directions in complex coastal systems
Authors: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Keywords: Net Littoral drift directions
Coastal shore protection
Coastal landform shape
Sediment transport
Publisher: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Coastal engineering technical note ; CETN-II-30.
Abstract: Purpose: This Technical Note provides guidance in use of morphologic indicators to determine the net littoral drift direction along coastal areas. Determination of longshore transport and deposition of sediment is important in the design of coastal shore protection and navigation projects. Along coasts with complex circulation and sediment transport, use of relatively simple techniques to determine drift directions using coastal landform shape can usually provide design guidance. Relative magnitude and variability of longshore transport also can be determined via morphologic indicators. This CETN provides general guidance, but care must be used as there are always exceptions.
Description: Technical note
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