Includes bibliographical references. "In early October 1991, more than 160 coastal geologists, oceanographers, engineers, planners, resource managers, and citizens gathered in Newport, Oregon, to learn about recent research on coastal natural hazards and discuss the implications for coastal development and management ... This book is a collection of the principal papers delivered at that conference, along with critiques and supplementary remarks of panelists."--Preface. "This book is funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, through Oregon Sea Grant (grant number NA89AA-D-SG108)."--Page v.