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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1983)

Document title

The influence of the sea-land breeze regime on beach erosion and accretion: an exemple from Jamaica

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HENDRY M. D. ;

Abstract

Beach erosion and accretion on the Palisadoes, south-east Jamaica, is a diurnal phenomenon, caused by changes in wave form in response to the local sea-land breeze regime. Sea breezes generate destructive wave forms which remove sediment from the foreshore. These waves decay when the land breeze operates, and sediment is returned to the foreshore by constructive wave action. For this area, meteorological data are a satisfactory substitute for wave data in prediction of short-term beach erosion and accretion. (MPM).

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Caribbean Geography Kingston

Editor :

Millesime : 1983, vol. 1, no1 [pp. 13-23]

Bibliographic references : 28 réf.

Language

Anglais

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