Accession Number:

ADA588872

Title:

Coastal Barrier Breaching. Part 1. Overview of Breaching Processes

Descriptive Note:

Technical note

Corporate Author:

ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER VICKSBURG MS COASTAL AND HYDRAULICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

The Coastal and Hydraulics Engineering Technical Note CHETN herein provides information about the causes of breaching of coastal barrier islands and spits, with emphasis on breaching near inlet navigation projects and measures to prevent breaching. Subsequent technical notes in this series will present case studies and models under development in the Coastal Inlets Research Program CIRP for predicting the inception and evolution of breaches.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Geography
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE