For an explanation of different types of coastal erosion, see types and background of coastal erosion. See also hard structures and structural erosion for an explanation of the possible impacts of hard structures on the structural erosion of a stretch of coast.
See typical examples of structural erosion for an explanation of three man-induced structural erosion problems: 1) building a new port, 2) stabilization of river mouth/tidal inlet and 3) changes in river characteristics. More information on man-induced coastal erosion can also be found in:
- Human causes of coastal erosion
- Port breakwaters and coastal erosion
- Accretion and erosion for different coastal types
For more information about natural causes of coastal erosion, see natural causes of coastal erosion.
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