The objective of this book is to focus on the physical processes that cause coastal erosion.Many scientists and engineers have focused their research on the entire range of physical processes from the waves and the currents in the nearshore to the response of the beach, via sand transport, resulting in a changing coastal morphology. Of these many processes, this book focuses only on those which directly relate the generation of coastal erosion. Some chapters deal exclusively with the physical processes, while others provide examples of erosion problems although most of the chapter topics have clear implications for issues of coastal-zone management, these issues are not belaboured as several other books are already available in this area. The objective is to provide state-of-the-art presentation of the science of coastal erosion processes.
1. Beach Processes and Erosion � An Introduction 2. Edge Waves and Configuration of the Shoreline 3. Morphodynamics of Beaches and Surf Zones in Australia 4. The Erosion of Siletz spit, Oregon 5. Barrier Islands 6. Patterns and Prediction of Shoreline Change 7. 1. Models for Beach Profile Response 8. Erosion of the Great Lakes due to changes in Water Level 9. Coastal Erosion in Response to the Construction of Jetties and Breakwaters 10. Computer Models of Shoreline Changes 11. Principles of Beach Nourishment 12. Processes of Sea Cliff and Platform Erosion 13. Beach Processes and Sea Cliff Erosion in San Diego County, California 14. Erosion of the United States Shorelines