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dc.contributor.authorTwomey, Niall
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-03T01:04:01Z
dc.date.available2014-01-03T01:04:01Z
dc.date.issued2013-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1773/24368
dc.descriptionSenior thesis written for Oceanography 445en_US
dc.description.abstract[author abstract] This study is a comparison of beach orientation, fetch length, and seawall toe height for 31 pairs of armored/unarmored, mixed sand-and-gravel beaches in southern Puget Sound. Beach profiles from top of berm or toe of armoring to MLW were standardized using NOAA-verified tide tables as a datum for all profiles. Changes in beach profile within each pair were used to evaluate armoring effects. Presumed changes due to armoring were not attributable to a single factor, but there were consistent trends. Fetch length and direction for both prevailing winds and predominant winds were compared. Fetch length, and the angle of the prevailing wind to the beach were compared singly and in groups, but no correlation was found. Comparisons of profiles taken both in spring and in late summer on a small number of beach pairs indicate opposite seasonal trends.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversity of Washington School of Oceanographyen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesProceedings from the University of Washington School of Oceanography Senior Thesis, Academic Year 2012-2013
dc.subjectShore protection -- Environmental aspects -- Washington (State) -- Puget Sounden_US
dc.subjectShorelines -- Washington (State) -- Puget Sounden_US
dc.titleThe effect of shore armoring on beach slope in mixed sand-and-gravel beachesen_US
dc.typeOtheren_US


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