Difference between revisions of "Detached breakwater"

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|definition= A detached breakwater is a structure parallel, or close to parallel, to the coast, build inside or outside the surf zone. Detached breakwaters are mainly built with two purposes, either to protect a ship wharf from wave action or as a coast/shore protection measure.  
 
|definition= A detached breakwater is a structure parallel, or close to parallel, to the coast, build inside or outside the surf zone. Detached breakwaters are mainly built with two purposes, either to protect a ship wharf from wave action or as a coast/shore protection measure.  
 
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==Notes==
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Detached breakwaters are the most common type of breakwater. However, also other types of breakwaters exist. Other types of breakwaters are e.g. submerged or low-crested breakwaters, floating breakwaters, modified breakwaters or headlands. See also [[other types of breakwaters]].
  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
 
* [[Detached breakwaters]]: Function, design, impacts and application of detached breakwaters.
 
* [[Detached breakwaters]]: Function, design, impacts and application of detached breakwaters.
 
* [[Detached shore parallel breakwaters]]: On erosion and the design, application and effects of detached shore parallel breakwaters.
 
* [[Detached shore parallel breakwaters]]: On erosion and the design, application and effects of detached shore parallel breakwaters.
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* [[Applicability of detached breakwaters]]: Application of detached breakwaters for different types of coast (see also [[classification of Coastlines]]).
 
* [[Port breakwaters and coastal erosion]]: Effects of different types of ports on coastal erosion.
 
* [[Port breakwaters and coastal erosion]]: Effects of different types of ports on coastal erosion.
* [[Applicability of detached breakwaters]]: Application of detached breakwaters for different types of coast (see also [[classification of Coastlines]]).
 
* [[Other types of breakwaters]]: Article on sub-merged or low crested, floating breakwaters, modified breakwaters and headlands.
 

Revision as of 11:18, 14 December 2007

Definition of Detached breakwater:
A detached breakwater is a structure parallel, or close to parallel, to the coast, build inside or outside the surf zone. Detached breakwaters are mainly built with two purposes, either to protect a ship wharf from wave action or as a coast/shore protection measure.
This is the common definition for Detached breakwater, other definitions can be discussed in the article

Notes

Detached breakwaters are the most common type of breakwater. However, also other types of breakwaters exist. Other types of breakwaters are e.g. submerged or low-crested breakwaters, floating breakwaters, modified breakwaters or headlands. See also other types of breakwaters.

See also