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Aberdeen Bay Coastal Processes (1999)

Data holding centreAberdeen City Council
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time period1999
Geographical area

Aberdeen Bay - Greg Ness to Hackley Head - Distance 25 km at high water mark


Sea level; Palaeoclimatic indicators and parameters; Wave height and period statistics; Coastal geomorphology


Wave recorders; sea level recorders


Halcrow were appointed in 1999 by Aberdeen City Council, Scottish Natural Heritage and Grampian Enterprise Ltd to undertake a coastal protection study of Aberdeen Bay. The study provides accurate predictions of beach and dune evolution in Aberdeen Bay for the next 25 years, identifying particular problem areas with respect to these changes and current land use. A range of management options were also provided:
* Used existing wave and water level data and other coastal data
* Meeting held with client parties and other relevant organisations to obtain further background and information
* DAWN modelling to investigate potential sediment movement
* Wave transformation modelling of offshore waves approaching shore
* Beach plan shape modelling
* Beach profile modelling
* Modelling of options for future coastal protection

OriginatorsAberdeen City Council

Crouch, H. (1999) Aberdeen Bay Coastal Protection Study, Final Report, September 1999.,

Data web site
OrganisationAberdeen City Council
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactBelinda Miller (Environmental Strategy Co-ordinator)

Aberdeen City Council
St. Nicholas House Broad Street

AB10 1BW
United Kingdom

Telephone01224 522091
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1108001
Global identifier914
Last revised2009-10-19