Formation and Evolution of Multiple Tidal Inlets

Formation and Evolution of Multiple Tidal Inlets

Editor(s): David G. Aubrey, Graham S. Giese

Published Online: 15 MAR 2013

Print ISBN: 9780875902586

Online ISBN: 9781118665152

DOI: 10.1029/CE044

About this Book

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Coastal and Estuarine Studies, Volume 44.

Coastal inlets dot the world's coastline, serving as important conduits for exchange of organic and inorganic materials between the continents and the oceans. In addition, inlets are the focal points of navigation pathways between deep water and coastal ports, a function often requiring alteration of the inlet to assure safe navigation. Particularly for inlets along mobile barrier beaches, frequent dredging is often required to maintain navigation clearances.

The papers in this book primarily discuss research relating to tidal inlets along barrier beach systems and illustrate the scientific approaches appropriate for examining multiple inlet stability. The aim is to provide a scientific basis for effective management. By proper and in-depth scientific analysis, more appropriate inlet management can be effected, to the benefit of the environment and the inhabitants of coastal areas. Case examples are included that will be useful to those who may wish to pursue the widermanagement and policy implications.

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    2. Chapter 2

      Morphodynamic Evolution of a Newly Formed Tidal Inlet (pages 62–94)

      James T. Liu, Donald K. Stauble, Graham S. Giese and David G. Aubrey

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