Discussion of: Pilkey, O.H., 1990. A time to look back at beach replenishment (editorial), Journal of Coastal Research, 6(1), iii-vii. And, Leonard, L.; Clayton, T., and Pilkey, O.H., 1990

James R. Houston


This paper discusses the editorial PILKEY (1990) and the paper LEONARD et al. (1990), on which the broad-reaching conclusions of PILKEY (1990) are based. The discussion shows that LEONARD et al. (1990) (in turn based on LEONARD, 1988) is extremely flawed and cannot be used to reach valid conclusions about beachfill performance.


Artificial beach renourishment; beach erosion; beach volume; beach replenishment; beachfill; coastal erosion; equilibrium beach; shoreline retreat

Full Text:



  • There are currently no refbacks.

The Florida OJ service is provided through the Florida Virtual Campus (FLVC), the Florida Academic Library Services Cooperative (FALSC), and the Florida Atlantic University Libraries. | FLVC Privacy Policy.