Profile Nourishment: Its Background and Economic Advantages

Per Bruun


Much has been said and written about the geometry of beach and bottom profiles as well as about artificiaI nourishment of eroding beaches. Little has been done to integrate the two subjects including materials-characteristics. This article explains by theory and field experiments procedures combining these subjects and the economic advantages in nourishment procedures.


Artificial nourishment; beach nourishment; coastal protection; equilibrium profiles; nearshore transversal drift

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