Conceptual diagram illustrating the 'Brunn rule', which is used to predict the landward movement of the shoreline relative to sea-level rise. This consists of developing an 'equilibrium profile' for the shoreface, which is shaped by the gradual release of wave energy approaching the shore.

The 'Brunn rule'

Conceptual diagram illustrating the 'Brunn rule', which is used to predict the landward movement of the shoreline relative to sea-level rise. This consists of developing an 'equilibrium profile' for the shoreface, which is shaped by the gradual release of wave energy approaching the shore.

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Author(s)Jane Thomas
Author CompanyIntegration and Application Network
Date Created2009-01-01
AlbumHuman > Climate Change
TypeGraphic
PublicationShifting Sands: Environmental and cultural change in Maryland's Coastal Bays
Project(s)Maryland Coastal Bays Science Communication Products and Report Cards
Dimensions1000 x 1930
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