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Title: Abrasion of beach sand
Authors: United States. Army. Office of the Chief of Engineers
Mason, Martin A.
Keywords: Abrasion
Beach Sand
Sand Resources
Beach Erosion
Scour and fill
Publisher: United States, Beach Erosion Board (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical memorandum (United States. Beach Erosion Board) ; no. 2.
Description: Technical Memorandum
From Purpose of Study: The loss of beach material ascribable to abrasion is frequently referred to in connection with the observed recession of shorelines on sandy coasts. Beach drifting material is subject to abrasion, or wear, and consequent loss as a result of its movement by waves and currents. For shore protection work the importance of the subject depends upon the loss rate due to abrasion as compared with the rate of loss or gain of beach material by the action of other forces. The purpose of this report to to examine into the rate of loss by abrasion with a view to ascertaining its importance in the beach erosion process.
Rights: Approved for Public Release, Distribution is Unlimited
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