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Sandy coast monitoring: the Dominica example (1987-1992). Prepared for the UNESCO COMAR/COSALC-I Project
Cambers, G.; Arlington, J. (1994). Sandy coast monitoring: the Dominica example (1987-1992). Prepared for the UNESCO COMAR/COSALC-I Project. UNESCO Reports in Marine Science = Rapports de l'Unesco sur les sciences de la mer, 63. UNESCO: Paris. vii, 20 + appendices pp.
Part of: UNESCO Reports in Marine Science = Rapports de l'Unesco sur les sciences de la mer. UNESCO: Paris. ISSN 0253-0112, more

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Keywords
    Sandy beaches; Marine

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  • Cambers, G.
  • Arlington, J.

Abstract
    Presented and discussed in this document are the results of a beach monitoring programme in Dominica (1987-1992). Twenty-three beach sites were measured at three-monthly intervals. In 1989, during the monitoring period, two major hurricanes passed close to Dominica. Significant erosion followed by accretion were reported after the hurricanes; however, two years later, the beaches had not recovered after their pre-hurricane levels. Very high average erosion rates were -calculated (close to 1 m per year) and were related to beach sand mining. This programme was carries out within a regional UNESCO/COMAR/COSALIC-1 project "Beach and Coastal Stability in the Lesser Antilles".

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