Managing lakeshore erosion: impacts of bank protection on Loch Lomond, Scotland

Hansom, J. D. and McGlashan, D. J. (2000) Managing lakeshore erosion: impacts of bank protection on Loch Lomond, Scotland. Scottish Geographical Journal, 116(3), pp. 213-229. (doi: 10.1080/00369220018737095)

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The shoreline of Loch Lomond is currently undergoing erosion not only because of passive natural changes but also because of active changes produced by the interaction of shoreline protection structures and natural processes. In order to assess the influence of protection structures on different types of loch shore, the shores were classified and their total extent, including the extent of artificial shore, was quantified. The effect of structures is often felt on adjacent shores as well as on those that the structure is designed to protect. In order to assess the extent of impact of structures, sediment cells were identified along the loch shore within which the effects of a structure may produce compensatory effects but beyond which they will not. A management strategy is presented that is aimed at minimising the detrimental effects of any future intervention in the shore system.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hansom, Professor James
Authors: Hansom, J. D., and McGlashan, D. J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
Journal Name:Scottish Geographical Journal
Publisher:Taylor and Francis (Routledge)
ISSN (Online):1751-665X

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