The El Nino conditions of 1982 and 1983 produced unusually frequent and intense storms along the central California coast. These storms produced much greater than normal beach erosion in Monterey Bay, causing extensive damage to coastal structures, erosion of coastal cliffs, and loss of sand from coastal dunes. The beaches accreted during the summer of 1983 and eroded again the next winter. Every beach, however, showed its own pattern of rebuilding; the eigenfunction analysis showed that the beaches did not all reach either their maximum or minimum volumes at the same time.
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RECOVERY OF MONTEREY BAY BEACHES AFTER THE WINTER STORMS OF 1982-83.
New York, NY, USA
Larger Work Title:
Coastal Zone: Proceedings of the Symposium on Coastal and Ocean Management
Coastal Zone '85, Proceedings of the Fourth Symposium on Coastal and Ocean Management.