An equilibrium profile model for retreating marsh shorelines in southeast Louisiana

@inproceedings{Wilson2008AnEP,
  title={An equilibrium profile model for retreating marsh shorelines in southeast Louisiana},
  author={Carol A. Wilson and Mead A. Allison},
  year={2008}
}
Louisiana’s coastal marshes are experiencing the highest wetland loss rates in the U.S., in part due to subsidence-driven relative sea-level rise. These marshes are also vulnerable to the erosive power of wave attack: 1) on the marsh edge adjacent to open-water bodies, and 2) after the marsh platform is submerged. Marsh shorelines in Barataria Bay, Breton Sound, and the active Balize delta of southeastern Louisiana were examined in areas where the subaerial marsh platform had disappeared since… CONTINUE READING
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