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Journal of Coastal Research
The use of offshore breakwaters in the UK is relatively uncommon with only 6 schemes constructed to date (early 1998). The use of this technology in the UK is examined via a case study of the S-unit Elmer Beach offshore breakwater scheme which fronts a shingle beach. Profile line surveying and aerial survey data are used to show the development of the planform during the first 38 months and the development is compared to empirical design guidelines. Also an intensive fieldwork programfatcat:curllommsvaszca2w5e7enw5ve