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Schematic Representation of Study Approach

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Schematic representation of the Southwest Washington Coastal Erosion Study approach to develop predictive models for the Columbia River littoral cell.  The trends, patterns, and variability of coastal change are determined based on the combined influences of:

  1. the inherited geological framework and processes that govern long-term trends;
  2. century-scale perturbations (often human-induced) that affect regional changes in coastal configuration; and
  3. interannual-scale morphodynamic behaviour driven by short-term, small-scale processes.

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Modified 22 Mar 2012