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1 March 2002 Longshore Transport Volumes: A Critical View
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The methods used to determine or predict volumes of sand transported by longshore currents are briefly reviewed. We argue that the methods are flawed and that a fundamental re-examination of both field and theoretical approaches is in order. Net transport numbers obtained by any existing method should be considered order-of-magnitude values at best that are in no case sufficiently precise for coastal engineering purposes such as prediction of beach nourishment costs and environmental impacts.

Longshore Transport Volumes: A Critical View
©Coastal Education and Research Foundation, Inc. 2002
Orrin H. Pilkey and J. Andrew G. Cooper "Longshore Transport Volumes: A Critical View," Journal of Coastal Research 36(sp1), (1 March 2002). https://doi.org/10.2112/1551-5036-36.sp1.572
Published: 1 March 2002
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