Reply to: The Per Bruun Discussion (This issue, pp. 1037-1039)

Orrin H. Pilkey, Lynn A. Leonard


The authors are pleased to have elicited Per Bruun's insights on profile nourishment.

Clearly, Per Bruun and Smith (see comments in this issue) believe that profile nourishment is a better approach to beach replenishment. Profile nourishment seems to be an increasingly discussed technique with much hope for the future: hope meaning increased durability. Per Bruun is correct in pointing out that most of the nourishment operations we considered did not include profile nourishment.

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