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Title: Cohesive environment site characterization and monitoring
Authors: Morang, Andrew, 1953-
Keywords: Shores
Water level changes
Great Lakes
Publisher: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Coastal engineering technical note ; CETN-II-37.
Description: Technical note
Purpose: This Coastal Engineering Technical Note (CETN) summarizes methods that can be used to characterize and monitor geological conditions at coastal projects situated in cohesive environments. These are shores where cohesive substrates (glacial till, lacustrine deposits) or erodible rock are the dominant materials that control the coast's erosional response to waves, storms, and water level changes. Cohesive processes are particularly important in the Great Lakes but also at many reservoirs and along ocean coasts where sand supply is limited and a harder stratum underlies the surficial sediment. This note also applies to portions of the gulf coast where lagoonal sediments are exposed, such as Sargeant Beach, Texas. This note does not address the unique engineering conditions caused by the extremely soft, underconsolidated clays and silts of the Mississippi Delta.
Appears in Collections:Technical Note - Section II Beach Behavior and Restoration

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