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An application of science to the management of coastal dunes along the Atlantic coast of the U.S.A.

  • Norbert P. Psuty (a1)

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Coastal foredune management begins with an understanding of and appreciation for the dynamics of dune creation, development and decay. Sediment exchange between the dune and beach components of the total dune–beach profile is a necessary element in foredune creation and development. Foredune development is enhanced by a slightly negative total dune–beach budget. Foredune crestlines display alongshore periodicities in displacement that are related to beach processes. Effective management is based on the dimensions of the alongshore foredune variations and the retention of sediment in the migrating foredune system.

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  • Norbert P. Psuty (a1)

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