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

Auteur :
HENDRY, M. D.

Description :
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).


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Caribbean Geography Kingston, 1983, vol. 1, n°. 1, p. 13-23, Références bibliographiques : 28 réf.

Date :
1983

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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