| December 1996
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Mathematical Modeling in Coastal Geology
Orrin H. Pilkey & E. Robert Thieler Using models to manage coastal resources produces flawed science and flawed decisions.
NEWS AND FEATURES
Janice O. Childress Blue-Skies are here again ... Slow earthquakes puzzle seismologists ... Small communities face water safety risk ... Earth scientists in space ... Microbes leave methane legacy ... Sounding out twisters ... Can science and
technology solve environmental problems?
David Applegate Last Impressions of the 104th Congress
Conflict on the Not-So-Fragile Barrier Islands
Stanley R. Riggs When real estate developers ignore the dynamics of coastal systems, natural processes ultimately prevail.
Surf as Coastal Resource: The Wave of the Future
Chad Nelsen & Peter Howd Coastal managers in California have recognized the quality of the surf as a resource to protect and restore.
Losing Oahu: Erosion on the Hawaiian Coast
Melanie Coyne, Robert Mullane, Charles Fletcher, & Bruce Richmond Attempts to prevent coastal erosion on Oahu are causing beaches to narrow or disappear.
Geotimes Guide to Natural History Museums
Robert Mac West A pullout guide highlights selected museums and noteworthy exhibits.
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