The analysis of shoreline change trends is fundamental to a broad range of investigations undertaken by coastal scientists, coastal engineers, and coastal managers, as well as the government, in this case, the coastal development policy-maker. In order to know the changing of shoreline position around the coastal area of Kuala Terengganu, an analysis and then simulation of shoreline change was performed over, respectively, 2 years, 3 years and 4 years. In this simulation, the longshore distance was divided into 87 cells of length 34 m. Shoreline positions from satellite imagery in 2010 were used in this simulation as the initial condition. Based on the numerical result, both erosion (north side) and accretion (south side) occurred around the Sultan Mahmud Airport, Kuala Terengganu. The average erosion and accretion during the 4 year period is 42.93 m and 40.89 m, respectively.
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