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The Pacific Northwest coast : living with the shores of Oregon and Washington

Author: Paul D Komar
Publisher: Durham [North Carolina] : Duke University Press, 1997. ©1998
Series: Living with the shore.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"With explanations of the area's geological evolution, including natural shoreline erosion and sea-cliff landsliding, Komar details human interaction with the coast; erosion caused by early settlers, the development and destruction of Bayocean Spit, the disastrous effects caused by the 1982-1983 El Nino, and the notorious failure of a construction project on the unstable bluffs at Jump-Off Joe. Komar provides the  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Komar, Paul D., 1939-
Pacific Northwest coast.
Durham : Duke University Press, 1997
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul D Komar
ISBN: 082232010X 9780822320104 0822320207 9780822320203
OCLC Number: 37260894
Description: xv, 195 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Northwest Coast Perspective --
2. Geological Evolution of the Northwest Coast. Plate Tectonics and Continental Growth. Sea Level and Its Imprint on the Northwest Coast. Evolution of the Northwest Coast since the Ice Ages. Formation of the Northwest Estuaries. Dune Fields of the Northwest Coast --
3. Dynamic Northwest Coast. Seasons and the Coastal Climate. Ocean Wave Generation. Beach Cycles on the Northwest Coast. Nearshore Currents and the Movement of Beach Sand. Tides along the Northwest Coast. Water Level Fluctuations. Wave Run-up and Sneaker Waves. Tsunami: The Extreme Coastal Hazard --
4. Arrival of Man --
Erosion Becomes a Problem --
5. Development and Destruction of Bayocean Spit. Development of Bayocean Park.
Series Title: Living with the shore.
Responsibility: Paul D. Komar.


Serves as a source of information about the coast of the Pacific Northwest, its geological setting, the natural responses of beaches and cliffs to ocean processes, and the problem of erosion. This  Read more...
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