Coastal Protection: Breakwaters

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Coastal Protection: Breakwaters

  1. 1. Breakwater Justin Ooi (12) Lionel Lim (17) Daniel Png (23) Vernon Tay (30)
  2. 2. Advantages of breakwaters <ul><li>Prevents beach from getting eroded by destructive waves. </li></ul><ul><li>Protects the area behind from the beach from storm surges. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Disadvantages of breakwaters <ul><li>Careful planning must be given before building a breakwater because of the inevitable environmental damage. </li></ul><ul><li>Disrupts natural process of long-shore drift. </li></ul><ul><li>Effective decreases as tide level rises. </li></ul><ul><li>Impairs aesthetics. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Interesting facts <ul><li>Types: Fixed or floating </li></ul><ul><li>Secondary purpose: protection of anchorages (Portland Harbour, England) </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of man-made breakwaters: Dubai’s Palm Islands and The World </li></ul>Man-made Breakwaters

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