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Offshore Sand Banks: Basic processes and effects on long term coastal morphodynamics - CP9507

Summary Objective:
To define the short, medium and long term processes governing the formation and evolution of sand banks and develop generic methods of predicting sand bank change. To define the interaction processes between offshore sand banks and the littoral zone and develop methods of representing the effects of sand bank change on the forcing processes that drive long-term coastal morphodynamics.

Key Customer Purpose:
Inform operating authorities and researchers by producing generic methods capable of predicting the evolution of sand banks and the consequent effect on the forcing processes affecting the coastline .The methods will, as far as possible, be compatible with the outputs of the MAFF-funded CAMELOT coastal morphology project.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1995

To: 1997

Cost: £164,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
HR Wallingford Ltd, Posford Haskoning, University of Plymouth, Dept of Environm, Delft Hydraulics