Using Morphology to Determine Net Littoral Drift Directions in Complex Coastal Systems
Coastal engineering technical note
COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS
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This Technical Note provides guidance in use of morphologic indicators to determine the net littoral drift direction along coastal areas. Determination of Iongshore transport and deposition of sediment is important in the design of coastal shore protection and navigation projects. Along coast complex circulation and sediment transport, use of relatively simple techniques to determine drift directions using coastal landform shape can usually provide design guidance. Relative magnitude and variability of longshore transport also can be determined via morphologic indicators. This CETN provides general guidance, but care must be used as there are always exceptions.
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