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Engineering With Nature: The Role of Mangroves in Coastal Protection

Tori Tomiczek, Anna Wargula, Nia Hurst, Duncan Bryant, and Leigh Provost
November 30, 2021

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ERDC EWN Technical Note

The purpose of this Engineering With Nature technical note (EWN TN) is to review previous studies of mangroves as a nature-based adaptation alternative for coastal protection and flood hazard mitigation.

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A number of field investigations have documented wave and surge attenuation by coastal mangrove ecosystems. These studies generally focus on low-energy environments or rely on post hoc observation studies following st...