Discussion of: Pilkey, O.H., 1990. A time to look back at beach replenishment (editorial), Journal of Coastal Research, 6(1), iii-vii. And, Leonard, L.; Clayton, T., and Pilkey, O.H., 1990

  • James R. Houston
Keywords: Artificial beach renourishment, beach erosion, beach volume, beach replenishment, beachfill, coastal erosion, equilibrium beach, shoreline retreat


This paper discusses the editorial PILKEY (1990) and the paper LEONARD et al. (1990), on which the broad-reaching conclusions of PILKEY (1990) are based. The discussion shows that LEONARD et al. (1990) (in turn based on LEONARD, 1988) is extremely flawed and cannot be used to reach valid conclusions about beachfill performance.

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