Advisor

Curt D. Peterson

Date of Award

1990

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Geology

Department

Geology

Physical Description

1 online resource (266 p.)

Subjects

Sand -- Pacific States, Littoral drift -- Pacific States, Beach erosion -- Pacific States

DOI

10.15760/etd.6194

Abstract

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.

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/25161

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