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Title: Predicting adjustments in shore and offshore sand profiles on the Great Lakes
Authors: Hands, Edward B.
Keywords: Beach Profile Adjustments
Great Lakes
Lake Level Changes
Lake Michigan
Offshore Bathymetry
Publisher: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Coastal engineering technical aid ; no. 81-4.
Description: Technical Aid
Abstract: This report summarizes a procedure for calculating the ultimate advance or retreat of the beach profile in response to a semipermanent change in water level elevation. The method, applicable to sandy shores throughout the Great Lakes, is illustrated by two examples. Hands (1980) describes the development of the procedure. A strictly empirical correlation useful for estimating shore retreat on a 1-to 5-year basis is discussed in Hands (1979). The present procedure couples field measurements with a model of how the profile ultimately reestablishes equilibrium with a new water level elevation. The former procedure would generally underestimate this longer term change.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11681/2854
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