All rights reserved. This publication is intended for use solely by faculty, students, and staff of Nova Southeastern University. No part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, now known or later developed, including but not limited to photocopying, recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of the author or the publisher.
Thesis - NSU Access Only
Richard E. Dodge
Kim E. Beachler
In order to identify the natural profile conditions for the Delray Beach and Pompano Beach post-restoration project areas, pre-restoration and adjacent native beach profile data for southern Palm Beach County and northern Broward County has been analyzed. Southern Palm Beach County profiles were found to be consistent with previous equilibrium studies. Broward County profiles north and south of the Pompano Beach restoration project were found to be inconsistent with previous studies as well as southern Palm Beach County profiles. This results from the presence in Broward County of a natural shore-parallel coquina ridge formation within the nearshore zone. The profile of the unconsolidated sediments between the beach and the ridge were also analyzed. This region demonstrates a semblance of an equilibrium profile.
With the above findings as a basis, analysis of the process of equilibrium profile reformation 1n the restoration and renourishment projects of Delray Beach and Pompano Beach was conducted. Following the initial project in Delray Beach in 1973, a profile of equilibrium which was consistent with the adjacent south Palm Beach County profile developed in seven years. The equilibrium profile reformation following the initial Pompano Beach restoration redeveloped within one year, inside the coquina ridge formation. This ridge was found to perch the native and renourished profiles of central Broward County and reduce the offshore transport of beach sediments.
Jeffrey Lee Andrews. 1995. Equilibrium Profile Response to Restored and Renourished Beaches in South Florida. Master's thesis. Nova Southeastern University. Retrieved from NSUWorks, Oceanographic Center. (347)
To access this thesis/dissertation you must have a valid nova.edu OR mynsu.nova.edu email address and create an account for NSUWorks.
If you are the author of this work and would like to grant permission to make it openly accessible to all, please click the Free My Thesis button.