Shoreline change analysis. A case study Conference

Galgano, FA, Leatherman, SP. (1991). Shoreline change analysis. A case study . 1043-1053.

cited authors

  • Galgano, FA; Leatherman, SP


  • Beach erosion occurs at varied time scales from storm-induced changes to long-term shoreline evolution over a period of decades. Therefore, a long-term (> 100 year) record of shoreline change is required to delineate between short-term changes and long-term trends. Accurate, long-term shoreline change maps are a prerequisite for quantitative analysis pursuant to any coastal management decision. The Metric Mapping program was used to develop a 127-year record of shoreline change along Delaware's Atlantic coast and hence assess coastal engineering projects, primarily the Bethany Beach groin field.

publication date

  • January 1, 1991

International Standard Book Number (ISBN) 10

start page

  • 1043

end page

  • 1053