Front Cover
 Title Page
 Table of Contents
 List of Figures
 List of Tables
 Summary and conclusions
 Appendix A. Long term shoreline...
 Appendix A.2 East Coast count...
 Appendix A.3 West Coast counti...

Group Title: UFL/COEL (University of Florida. Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering Laboratory) ; 92/008
Title: Historical shoreline response to inlet modifications and sea level rise
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00080462/00001
 Material Information
Title: Historical shoreline response to inlet modifications and sea level rise
Series Title: UFLCOEL
Physical Description: xiii, 140 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Grant, Jonathan R. H., 1966- ( Dissertant )
Dean, Robert G. ( Thesis advisor )
Mehta, Ashish ( Reviewer )
Hanes, Daniel ( Reviewer )
University of Florida -- Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering Dept
Publisher: Coastal & Oceanographic Engineering Dept., University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: 1992
Copyright Date: 1992
Subjects / Keywords: Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering thesis M. Eng   ( local )
Dissertations, Academic -- Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering -- UF   ( local )
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
non-fiction   ( marcgt )
Abstract: This thesis examines the historical shoreline response to inlet modifications and sea level rise. Inlet modifications are considered to be the geographic stabilization and training (through the use of structures) of natural inlets and the creation and further modification of artificial inlets. Shoreline response to natural and artificial processes must be understood in order to predict the performance of the coastline. The tendency for creating and modifying inlets increases as industry and population growth demands. Sea level rise is a natural process which cannot be controlled at this time. Current theoretical approaches to predicting shoreline response indicate that sea level rise and inlet modifications can cause substantial shoreline impact. Florida, with roughly a century of shoreline position and relative sea level data, provides a basis for examining past trends and comparing them with theory. The shoreline of Florida was found to be accreting with the greatest accretion along the east coast. Shoreline responses within the boundaries of the erosional influence of inlets due to their creation and/or modification were examined for 19 inlets around the coast of Florida. The differences in the shoreline response before and after the initial modification of each inlet show the erosional strain that inlets apply on the nearby shoreline. The effect on shoreline response due to the human intervention (unnatural processes) of modifying inlets was isolated and examined. The shoreline response due to this "human intervention" was erosional, thereby showing the negative impact that modified inlets have on shorelines. This induced erosion is responsible for the loss of roughly 21.6 million cubic yards of sand from the shoreline that is within the erosional influence of Florida's east coast inlets. Combining the shoreline changes due only to natural processes with sea level rise data allows for comparison with the commonly accepted Bruun Rule for shoreline response as a result of a changing sea level. This comparison and the effects of including a lag time between a rise in sea level and a change in shoreline along the east coast of Florida during the last century show no agreement with the Bruun Rule and no correlation with a specific lag time.
Thesis: Thesis (M. Eng.)--University of Florida, 1992.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (leaves 107-109).
Statement of Responsibility: by Jonathan R.H. Grant.
General Note: Typescript.
General Note: Vita.
Funding: This publication is being made available as part of the report series written by the faculty, staff, and students of the Coastal and Oceanographic Program of the Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00080462
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 001796801
oclc - 27483491
notis - AJM0514


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