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{{Definition|title=Structural coastal erosion, also called 'ongoing coastal erosion'
|definition= Structural [[erosion]] is long-term erosion of a stretch of [[coast]]. Also looking at an individual cross-shore profile, gradual losses of sediments with time might be noticed. Another type of erosion is [[dune erosion]] }}
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|definition= Structural [[erosion]] is long-term erosion of a stretch of [[coast]]. Gradual losses of sediment with time occur in separate cross-sectional profiles.}}
  
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Structural coastal erosion should be distinguished from temporal coastal erosion, such as [[dune erosion]]. For an explanation of different types of coastal erosion, see [[Natural causes of coastal erosion]] and [[Dealing with coastal erosion]].  
For an explanation of different types of coastal erosion, see [[Types and background of coastal erosion]]. See also [[Hard structures and structural erosion]] for an explanation of the possible impacts of hard structures on the structural erosion of a stretch of coast.  
 
  
See [[Typical examples of structural erosion]] for an explanation of three man-induced structural erosion problems: 1) building a new port, 2) stabilization of river mouth/tidal inlet and 3) changes in river characteristics. More information on man-induced coastal erosion can also be found in:
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The article [[Human causes of coastal erosion]] provides an overview of the different impacts of hard structures on the structural erosion of a stretch of coast.  
* [[Human Causes of Coastal Erosion]]
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More information on man-induced coastal erosion can also be found in:
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* [[Hard coastal protection structures]]
 
* [[Port breakwaters and coastal erosion]]
 
* [[Port breakwaters and coastal erosion]]
* [[Accumulation and erosion for different coastal types]]
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* [[Accretion and erosion for different coastal types]]
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Some examples of structural erosion are given in the article [[Typical examples of structural erosion]].
  
For more information about natural causes of coastal erosion, see [[Natural Causes of Coastal Erosion]].
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 13:26, 5 July 2020

Definition of Structural coastal erosion, also called 'ongoing coastal erosion':
Structural erosion is long-term erosion of a stretch of coast. Gradual losses of sediment with time occur in separate cross-sectional profiles.
This is the common definition for Structural coastal erosion, also called 'ongoing coastal erosion', other definitions can be discussed in the article

Structural coastal erosion should be distinguished from temporal coastal erosion, such as dune erosion. For an explanation of different types of coastal erosion, see Natural causes of coastal erosion and Dealing with coastal erosion.

The article Human causes of coastal erosion provides an overview of the different impacts of hard structures on the structural erosion of a stretch of coast. More information on man-induced coastal erosion can also be found in:

Some examples of structural erosion are given in the article Typical examples of structural erosion.


The main author of this article is Jan van de Graaff
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Citation: Jan van de Graaff (2020): Structural erosion. Available from http://www.coastalwiki.org/wiki/Structural_erosion [accessed on 5-07-2020]