Shore & Beach has a rich history of coastal research and the archive provides a useful resource to delve into prominent coastal issues. To share some of this history, the Editorial Board has reviewed past issues and is posting some articles from 75, 50 and 25 years ago. The first round of articles, from 1947, 1972 and 1997 are provided below. They were selected to remind readers that two concerns today – shore protection programs and changing water levels – have been part of the S&B discussion for years. We hope you enjoy this historic perspective and if you have any favorite articles from past issues, please let us know what they are and we may include them in a future round of free articles.
“New Jersey Shore Protection Progress” (PDF~2mb) by Morgan F. Larson, Commissioner of Conservation, State of New Jersey
“On the Classification and Trends of Long Person Sea Level Series” (PDF~574kb) by Steacy D. Hicks, National Ocean Survey, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
“Climate Change and the Water Levels of the Great Lakes” (PDF~301kb) by Stanley A. Changon, Illinois State Water Survey