INFLUENCE FUNCTIONS

H.G. Wind

Abstract


Influence functions combine part of the strong body of coastal engineering knowledge, the one-line theory, with the most reliable sources of data: position of the shoreline and geological information about the evolution of the shoreline. Influence functions yield a model of the shoreline erosion or -accretion, which is based upon the charteristic length 74at. This model can be used to reproduce the present shoreline and predict the changes of the shoreline after human interference. Examples are given of the Petrace delta in Italy and the port construction near the Kelantan Delta in Malaysia.

Keywords


case study; influence functions

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