Coastal Erosion Measurement Along Tanjung Lumpur to Cherok Paloh, Pahang During the Northeast Monsoon Season

Azman Azid, Che Noraini Che Hasnam, Hafizan Juahir, Mohammad Azizi Amran, Mohd Ekhwan Toriman, Mohd Khairul Amri Kamarudin, Ahmad Shakir Mohd Saudi, Muhammad Barzani Gasim, Ahmad Dasuki Mustafa

Abstract


The map of Tanjung Lumpur to Cherok Paloh from 1996 to 2004 revealed that there were significant changes on coastal profiles. If the problem remains unsolved within 5 to 10 years, the beaches in the area might be fully eroded. The main objective of this study is to measure erosion of the coastline along Tanjung Lumpur to Cherok Paloh, Pahang during the northeast monsoon (December 2013 to February 2014). Transit set and dry sieving method were used for beach profile and grain size characteristics measurement. GRADISTAT v8 program is used for sedimentological analysis. Cluster analysis was used to show the group of higher eroded, medium eroded and lower eroded. The study found that almost all of the beach profiles had increased in length and the beach slopes were steeper; meanwhile the sedimentological analysis indicated that all the stations were dominated by sandy type during the period of study. The action of higher waves, tides and currents were the biggest contribution to erosion during northeast monsoon.  From this study, it can be concluded that almost all stations have undergone erosion during the northeast season. 


Keywords


Coastal profile; erosion; sedimentological analysis; cluster analysis; northeast monsoon

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11113/jt.v74.3009

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