Shore Protection Manual. Volume I. Chapters 1 through 4.
COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS
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This Shore Protection Manual has been prepared to assemble in a single three-volume publication coastal-engineering practices for shore protection. Coastal Engineering is defined as the application of the physical and engineering sciences to the planning, design, and construction of works to modify or control the interaction of the air, sea, and land in the coastal zone for the benefit of man and for the enhancement of natural shoreline resources. Shore protection, as used in this Manual, applies to works designed to stabilize the shores of large bodies of water where wave action is the principal cause of erosion. Much of the material is applicable to the protection of navigation channels and harbors. Detailed summaries of applicable methods, techniques, and useful data pertinent to the solution of shore protection problems have been included in this Manual.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Civil Engineering