Portland State University. Department of Geology
Curt D. Peterson
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Geology
1 online resource (266 p.)
Sand -- Pacific States, Littoral drift -- Pacific States, Beach erosion -- Pacific States
Beach sand acts as a buffer to wave energy, protecting the shoreline from erosion. Estimates of the quantity and distribution of beach sand in littoral cells of the PNW are critical to the understanding and prediction of shoreline erosion or accretion. This study was initiated in order to: 1) document the distribution of sand in littoral cells of the Pacific Northwest; 2) determine the factors which have brought about these present distributions; and 3) address the relationship of beach sand distribution to shoreline stability.
Pettit, Don Joseph, "Distribution of sand within selected littoral cells of the Pacific Northwest" (1990). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 4311.