An aeolian transport model for the selection of dune restoration alternatives

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Title: An aeolian transport model for the selection of dune restoration alternatives
Author: Bell, James Clayton
Abstract: The landfall of hurricane Claudette in 2003 damaged and eroded most Texas coastal counties . The residents of Pointe San Luis on the west end of Galveston Island , Texas lost their protective dune front and experienced significant shoreline erosion . Following the storm , the Pointe San Luis Property Owner's Association contacted Texas A &M University to design a dune restoration strategy . The greatest natural contributor to dune reconstruction is the available sand delivered by aeolian transport . During the course of the study it became apparent that no model or software existed capable of demonstrating the effectiveness of available dune restoration alternatives . Building Beach ? ? ? ? , a coastal aeolian sand transport simulator , was developed in response to this need . Based on discrete dynamics and requiring a minimum of technical input , the software allows coastal property owners , consultants , and coastal developers to graphically model the effectiveness of several dune restoration options including sand fence , planted vegetation , geo -textiles , and other solid protective barriers . The graphical output of Building Beach ? ? ? ? enables the user to compare approximations of the performance of different restoration strategies to select the most effective option for a particular beach .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /4788
Date: 2007-04-25

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An aeolian transport model for the selection of dune restoration alternatives. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /4788 .

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