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Unformatted text preview: ← ← Rising Sea Level ←- more storms that create washover fans ←- sand is continuously moved landward ←- everything moves landward and upward in space and time (LUST) ←- shoreline itself moves • problem is that human structures don’t move ←- sea level rise is 1 ft in the last 100 years in Delaware • 50-60 ft horizontal move in the beach ← ← Mitigation ← 1) beach hardening (engineer) • sea walls o eventually leads to erosion underneath the wall • breakwaters • groins stop longshore drift ← 2) beach replenishment/nourishment ← 3) retreat ←...
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- Spring '08
- sea level, Delaware, Coast, Coastal geography, Coastal and oceanic landforms, Barrier Island Systems