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Title: Wave attenuation over saltmarsh surfaces August 1994
Author: T. Spencer
Document Type: Monograph
The aim of this study is to determine the effect of an open coast salt marsh on nearshore wave height and energy variations. The project will provide input into studies on the significance of coastal marshes as natural coastal defences and on the possible artificial rehabilitation of saltmarshes currently undergoing degradation. The Anglian Region Interim Report outlined the main project objectives, site selection criteria, initial project activities and direction of research. This report follows on from the first report and includes a literature review on the role of salt marshes in coastal defence management, the effect of changes in sea level and sea state on marsh development and coastal defence issues. An introduction to the physics of wind waves is given in Section 2. Section 3 describes the project objectives, field methods and techniques, and preliminary data collected in February 1994 in more detail.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1994
Publication Place: Peterborough
Subject Keywords: Coastal managementSalt marshesFlood defence structuresLiterature studyField experimentationClimate change
Geographic Keywords: EA Anglian
Extent: 61; + appendices
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