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Understanding the lowering of beaches in front of coastal defence structures - FD1916

Description
Project Closing Statement:
The main outputs from the scoping study were a Technical Report,a Project Record and a proposal for further research to form Phase 2. The report contains reviews of existing knowledge, methods for predicting beach lowering, and mitigation measures. It includes preliminary advice on scour mitigation, plus conclusions and a list of research needs, which have been used to define a larger research program for Phase 2

Summary Objective:
To identify generic elements and processes involved in the scour of beaches in front of coastal defence structures and to define future research to improve our understanding of these.

Key Customer Purpose:
To improve understanding of scour in front of coastal defence structures and provide preliminary advice for the mitigation of the scour.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Beach lowering in front of coastal structures   (146k)
• Other : Beach lowering in front of coastal structures   (768k)
• Technical Report : Beach lowering in front of coastal structures   (5216k)
• Technical Summary : Beach lowering in front of coastal structures   (119k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2003

To: 2003

Cost: £30,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
HR Wallingford Ltd
Keywords
Coastal Defence              
Environmental Protection              
Flood and Coastal Defence              
Land              
Processes              
Fields of Study
Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management