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Coastal and dune erosion under extreme conditions
van de Graaf, J. (1994). Coastal and dune erosion under extreme conditions. J. Coast. Res. Spec. Issue 12: 253-262
In: Journal of Coastal Research. Coastal Education and Research Foundation: Fort Lauderdale. ISSN 0749-0208, more
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    Coastal zone management; Dunes; Erosion; Storm surges; Marine

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  • van de Graaf, J.

    Some aspects of the fascinating process of dune erosion because of a severe storm surge are described. The loss of dune area is the most striking effect of this process. Loss of dune area is ultimately also possible because of structural erosion; the differences between dune erosion and structural erosion are discussed. Computational models to assess the rate of dune erosion during a storm surge are briefly discussed. Methods to reduce or overcome the problems associated with dune erosion are discussed. A plea is made for a proper coastal zone management system.

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