Southern Maine Beach Profile Monitoring Program
Entry ID: gomc_148

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Summary
Abstract: SUMMARY of 1999 - 2001 data - Moderately and highly developed beaches
experienced more change.In geological time, two years cannot be considered a
trend. But the first patterns to emerge suggest that moderately and highly
developed beaches experienced more change overall during these first years of
beach profile monitoring, while undeveloped beaches exhibited less change or
appeared to be more ... View entire text

Purpose: Conflicts among towns/beach communities and scientists/regulators
regarding beach management have resulted from poor communication, despite
common goals of preserving healthy beaches.Many sand beaches in southern Maine
are being rapidly degraded by impacts from shoreline engineering (sea walls,
jetties, dredging, etc), sea-level rise and coastal storms. The data collected
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Related URL
Description: Additional information about this monitoring program and data are available
from this web site.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 43.85   S: 43.06   E: -69.69   W: -70.69

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1999-04-01
Quality Yes a QA program is in place.
Access Constraints none
Use Constraints none
Ancillary Keywords
Data Set Progress
IN WORK
Originating Center
Data Center
Maine Sea Grant, Cooperative Extension, University of Maine Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.seagrant.umaine.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: KRISTEN WHITING-GRANT
Phone: 207-646-1555 x115
Email: kristen.whiting-grant at maine.edu
Contact Address:
WNERR
342 Laudholm Farm Rd
City: Wells
Province or State: ME
Postal Code: 04090
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: Online Internet (HTTP)
Fees: No
Personnel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 207-646-1555 x115
Email: kristen.whiting-grant at maine.edu
Contact Address:
WNERR
342 Laudholm Farm Rd
City: Wells
Province or State: ME
Postal Code: 04090
Country: USA
Publications/References
Emery, K.O., 1965, A Simple Method of Measuring Beach Profiles, Liminology and
Oceanography, V.6 No. 1, pps. 90 - 93.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-08-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2006-12-06
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