Mohammad, SIA and Pysna K, S and Simons, RR (2008) Generic impacts of large-scale structures on the shoreline. In: Coastal and port engineering in developing countries. (pp. 147 - 148). : Dubai.
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24-28 February 2008 Coastlines have been formed over thousands of years by the interaction between the land mass and the water body. While coastlines are constantly evolving naturally there are increasing numbers of new man-made offshore structures being built worldwide. This research concentrates on the effects of large offshore structures and their impacts on the coastal zone. Dubai in the United Arab Emirates has initiated a unique programme involving construction of many large man-made offshore structures. In this paper we examine a 92 km length of Dubai coastline along which such structures have recently been completed or are at the design stage. Such structures are shown to be likely to have a long term impact on the existing Dubai beaches and the nearshore marine life.
|Title:||Generic impacts of large-scale structures on the shoreline|
|Event:||COPEDEC VII Best practices in the coastal environment|
|Dates:||2008-02-24 - 2008-02-28|
|Keywords:||Coastal model, waves, tides, ecology|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering|
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