Encyclopedia of Coastal Science

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Coastal Dynamics

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-48657-4_374-1

Definition

Coastal dynamics refers to physical processes (dynamic factors) like waves, wind, currents, and sediment supply that affect and shape the coastal morphology independently of changes in sea level or land level (Fig. 1).
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Paleogeophysics & GeodynamicsStockholmSweden