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CETN II-34 (3/95) Coastal Engineering



integrated set of beach profile analysis routines developed to automate and support mainframe and desktop studies of beach profile change, beach-fill design, and numerical simulation of storm-induced beach erosion. BACKGROUND: Cross-shore modeling of storm-induced beach erosion is a central component of modern shore-protection planning. BMAP is an integrated set of computer analysis routines compiled at the U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, Coastal Engineering Research Center (CERC), to support mainframe and desk-top computer simulation studies of cross-shore modeling of storm-induced beach erosion and to aid in beach-fill design (Sommerfeld et al. 1993, 1994). Originally, BMAP was conceived to simplify and automate the numerical modeling work flow and associated analyses of the input data and results of computations from CERC’s Storm-induced BEAch CHange model (SBEACH) (Larson and Kraus 1989; Larson, Kraus, and Byrnes 1990). Because of the proven utility and convenience of the routines often used as a group, BMAP evolved as an integrated set of calculation, plotting, and input/output (1/0) procedures for analyzing beach profile morphology and its change (e.g., Larson and Kraus 1992)

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