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 is also available. These papers were selected to remind readers that many of today’s concerns 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.
Forecasting Waves and Surf: Results of War Research of Interest to Engineers (PDF~1mb) by Lieut. Robert Stump, U.S. Army Air Force
Development and Operation of Public Beaches (PDF~2mb) ) by Chester R. Blakelock, Long Island State Park Commission
Artificial Beach Saves Hatteras Motels (PDF~2mb ) by Jerry L. Machemehl, North Carolina State University
Shoreline Erosion in Upper Chesapeake Bay: The Role of Groundwater (PDF~2mb) by Harold D. Palmer, Westinghouse Ocean Research Laboratory
The Modeling of Processes and Morphology in the Coastal Zone – Reflections on the Maturity of Our Science (PDF ~1mb) by Paul D. Komar, Oregon State University
Comparison of California Tides, Storm Surges, and Mean Sea Level during the El Nino Winters of 1982-83 and 1997-98 (PDF~1mb) by Reinhard E. Flick, California Dept. of Boating and Waterways and Scripps Institution of Oceanography