Shoreline devastation of Hota coast by man-made causes

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The impact of the removal of a river mouth bar as a measure against river mouth closure to the surrounding coasts was investigated, taking the Hota coast as an example. Also, on this coast, landfilling was extensively carried out to build a coastal road along the coastline, resulting in the narrowing of the natural sandy beach. These anthropogenic factors affected the overall shoreline on a pocket beach, devastating the natural coastal environment. We investigated the effects of these impacts using aerial photographs and field observations.

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Kobayashi, A., Uda, T., & Noshi, Y. (2015). Shoreline devastation of Hota coast by man-made causes. In Procedia Engineering (Vol. 116, pp. 171–178). Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2015.08.279

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