Sediments impounded by an offshore breakwater
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Published by Dept. of Defense, Dept. of the Army, Corps of Engineers], Coastal Engineering Research Center in [Washington .
Written in English


  • Marine sediments.,
  • Breakwaters.

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StatementRichard O. Bruno, George M. Watts, Christopher G. Gable.
SeriesReprint - Coastal Engineering Research Center ; 78-8
ContributionsWatts, George M., Gable, Christopher G., Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.).
The Physical Object
Pagination[20] p. :
Number of Pages20
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15222955M

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