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dc.contributor.advisorSkarke, Adam
dc.contributor.authorFrench, Joseph
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-17T21:47:16Z
dc.date.available2020-04-17T21:47:16Z
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11668/16690
dc.description.abstractRates of marsh wetland loss in the northern Gulf of Mexico are the highest observed in North America. Marsh terraces have been implemented over the last 30 years to address this loss. Marsh Terraces reduce fetch and resulting wave energy which, reduces rates erosion of sediments in coastal wetlands. This thesis evaluated marsh terraces by extensive data collection that will assess the spatiotemporal relationships between wind patterns, wave parameters, and sediment strength in water bodies modified with marsh terraces. Data collected during two four-month deployments captured the passage of 40 cold front storms and the passage of Hurricane Barry. Results indicated that the mean threshold for erosion for marsh platform and terraces (0.194 N/m2 and 0.500 N/m2) were often exceeded during the passage of cold front storms. Orientation to reduce the influence of these storms was determined to be 270/55 which is perpendicular to cold front associated winds.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (grant # NAS2000008944)en_US
dc.subjectCold Fronten_US
dc.subjectWetlanden_US
dc.subjectErosionen_US
dc.subjectMarsh Terraceen_US
dc.subjectGulf of Mexicoen_US
dc.subjectSedimenten_US
dc.titleOptimization of marsh terracing as a wetland restoration technique: Mitigation of cohesive sediment erosion by waves associated with frontal passageen_US
dc.typeGraduate Thesisen_US
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Geosciencesen_US
dc.publisher.collegeCollege of Arts and Sciencesen_US
dc.date.authorbirth1987-01-29
dc.subject.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
dc.subject.majorGeologyen_US
dc.contributor.committeeDyer, Jamie
dc.contributor.committeeLinhoss, Anna
dc.contributor.committeeBeebe, Alex
dc.date.defense2020-03-27
dc.date.graduation2020-05-01


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