Environmental Considerations

This chapter describes how port and coastal engineering was one of the first disciplines that had to deal with adverse environmental effects in the form of lee-side erosion of coasts as well as the accumulation of sediments in access channels and port basins. The paper describes how lee-side erosion has often resulted in loss of valuable land and buildings. Various, more or less effective, measure, such as groins, sea walls, sediment by-passing plants and artificial nourishment of beaches and near-shore sea bottom were developed to stop or retard erosion and the accumulation of sediment. The following sections of the chapter deal mainly with the broad outlines of pollution of soil, water and air as well as noise and vibration pollution.

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    Thomas Telford Limited

    London,   United Kingdom 
  • Authors:
    • Agerschou, Hans
  • Publication Date: 2004


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Second
  • Pagination: pp 376-380
  • Monograph Title: Planning and Design of Ports and Marine Terminals

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  • Accession Number: 01054143
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0727732242
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 5 2007 4:08PM