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Title: Coastal overwash : Part 1, Overview of processes
Authors: Coastal Inlets Research Program (U.S.)
Lund University. Department of Water Resources Engineering.
Regional Sediment Management (RSM) Demonstration Program (U.S.)
Donnelly, Chantal.
Kraus, Nicholas C.
Larson, Magnus.
Keywords: Coastal overwash
Storm surge
Sediment transport
Regional sediment management
Publisher: Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical note (Coastal and Hydraulics Engineering (U.S.)) ; XIV-13.
Description: Coastal and Hydraulics Engineering Technical Note
Purpose: This Coastal and Hydraulics Engineering Technical Note (CHETN) provides information about the causes and process of overwash. Overwash is a form of coastal flooding that can move sediment landward. It is a precursor to barrier breaching. Washover is the sediment deposited by overwash. Overwash is a regional and recurring process responsible for large-scale coastal change in low-profile coastal areas. In such areas, washover is an integral part of the sediment budget. Subsequent technical notes in this series will present case studies and models under development in the Regional Sediment Management (RSM) program for predicting and estimating overwash and washover. A glossary of key terminology is provided at the end of this technical note.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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