Quantity, distribution, and impacts of coastal driftwood triggered by a typhoon.

Abstract

Typhoon Morakot pounded Taiwan in 2009 with record-breaking rainfall, washing an unprecedented amount of driftwood into the sea that was partially deposited at the coastal areas. According to the satellite imagery analysis, more than three million trees fell and were washed away to occupy 83.2% of the Taiwanese coastline, including 52 fishing harbors. The… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2011.04.021

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