Engineering of Tidal Inlets and Morphologic Consequences
ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER VICKSBURG MS COASTAL AND HYDRAULICS LAB
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Tidal inlets are part of the coastal sediment-sharing system, and an inlet will modify the nearshore and estuary morphology as well as the up-drift and down-drift beaches. Morphologic response to an inlet varies over several time and spatial scales. This document discusses inlet morphology and related functional design considerations that must balance navigation and shore-protection requirements. The first half of the document reviews selected material on the morphology of inlets and introduces empirical predictive expressions found useful for engineering. The second half of the document concerns aspects of engineering of tidal inlets.
- Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Civil Engineering