Structural coastal erosion should be distinguished from temporal coastal erosion, such as dune erosion. For an explanation of different types of coastal erosion, see Natural causes of coastal erosion and Dealing with coastal erosion.
The article Human causes of coastal erosion provides an overview of the different impacts of hard structures on the structural erosion of a stretch of coast. More information on man-induced coastal erosion can also be found in:
- Hard coastal protection structures
- Port breakwaters and coastal erosion
- Accretion and erosion for different coastal types
Some examples of structural erosion are given in the article Typical examples of structural erosion.
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