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Coastal Hazards Research Collaboratory (CHARCOL)

Louisiana State University

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Coastal erosion refers to removal of coastal features by wave action, tidal currents, wave currents, or drainage. Waves generated by wind or moving motor craft cause long term coastal erosion, while waves from severe storms lead to short term but rapid erosion. Sometimes redistribution of eroded sediments may result in accretion in nearby. In addition to the waves activities, physical properties of coastal features influence the rate of the coastal erosion.  

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