STUDIES ON THE SHORE PROCESS AND WAVE FEATURES OF THE WESTERN COAST OF TAIWAN

Kenneth S.T. Chang, Frederick L.W. Tang

Abstract


The western coast of Taiwan has been accumulated to vast area of tidal flats by the sediment transported from numerous torential streams According to the aerial photographs, 53,800 hectares of tidal land are worth being reclaimed However, this coast suffers from waves generated by winter monsoons as well as waves and swells caused by typhoons in the summer Studies on the historical processes and future development of the shoreline are of great significance The ancient topographical data in An-Ping and Tseng-Pa areas as well as recent coastal line variations of Tseng-Pa and Yulm are reported in this paper, also the general features of waves along this coast are described The future of the coast is predicted as a conclusion.

Keywords


Taiwan Coast; shore process; wave features

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