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Coastal Risk Reduction and Resilience: Using the Full Array of Measures

Table 1: Natural and nature-based features at a glance.
 

GENERAL COASTAL RISK REDUCTION PERFORMANCE FACTORS:
STORM INTENSITY, TRACK, AND FORWARD SPEED; SURROUNDING LOCAL BATHYMETRY AND TOPOGRAPHY

Picture of Dune Picture of Marsh Picture of Oyster Reef Picture of Barrier Island Picture of Shrubs on Beach

Dunes and Beaches

Vegetated Features

Oyster and Coral Reefs

Barrier Islands

Maritime Forests/Shrub Communities

Benefits/Processes

Breaking of offshore waves

Attenuation of
wave energy

Slow inland
water transfer

Benefits/Processes

Breaking of offshore waves

Attenuation of
wave energy

Slow inland
water transfer

Increased infiltration

Benefits/Processes

Breaking of offshore waves

Attenuation of
wave energy

Slow inland
water transfer

Benefits/Processes

Wave attenuation and/or dissipation

Sediment stabilization

Benefits/Processes

Wave attenuation and/or dissipation

Shoreline erosion stabilization

Soil retention

Performance Factors

Berm height
and width

Beach slope

Sediment grain size
and supply

Dune height,
crest, and width

Presence of vegetation

Performance Factors

Marsh, wetland,
or SAV elevation
and continuity

Vegetation type
and density

Performance Factors

Marsh, wetland,
or SAV elevation
and continuity

Vegetation type
and density

Performance Factors

Marsh, wetland,
or SAV elevation
and continuity

Vegetation type
and density

Performance Factors

Marsh, wetland,
or SAV elevation
and continuity

Vegetation type
and density

Source: Coastal Risk Reduction and Resilience: Using the Full Array of Measures, page 3.

 

 

Reviewed 20 June 2016

 

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