Preliminary assessment of the impact of erosion along the Nigerian shoreline.
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Previous studies by various agencies have shown that widespread erosion is occurring on the Nigerian shoreline and in some places, the rate of shoreline retreat is so rapid as to be alarming. Shoreline stabilisation methods adopted for combating erosion along our coasts have been counter-productive and, in many cases, aggravated the problem largely because such solutions had been, and are being, carried out without consideration or understanding of fundamental principles of shoreline dynamics and processes. Following a review of case histories, the Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research initiated in September, 1981 a data acquisition programme aimed at making a scientific input into long term and large scale coastal management planing in Nigeria. This paper details the preliminary results and interpretations from on-going beach profiling and littoral environment observations at four selected erosion monitoring stations at Victoria Island, Forcados, Brass and Ibeno-E.....
PublisherNigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research
Series;NrNigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research, Technical Paper: 13
- Technical Papers