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Coastal engineering is the study of the processes ongoing at the shoreline and construction within the coastal zone. The field involves aspects of oceanography, marine geology, hydrology, and civil engineering. Historically, at the University of Florida, the research of the faculty, staff, and students of the Coastal Engineering Department has focused on: 1) basic research into the causes of beach erosion and other coastal problems: waves, currents, sediment transport, hurricanes, saltwater intrusion; 2) information on shore protection: beach nourishment, coastal structures, dune stabilization, coastal construction methods; and 3) documentation of historical beach conditions. The collections here include the report series written by the faculty, staff, and students of the Coastal and Oceanographic Program of the Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering.
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