This book is written for engineers, students of coastal processes
and laypersons interested in beach nourishment, which consists of
the placement of large quantities of good quality sediment on the
beach to advance the shoreline seaward. The improvement of project
performance through proper design and the predictability of
performance are emphasized. The overall longevity of a project is
addressed as are local erosional areas. The roles which wave
height, project length and sediment quality play in project
performance are addressed quantitatively. The results are
illustrated through reference to a number of monitored nourishment
projects. Biological and economic aspects of beach nourishment are
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