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  • Influence on present-day coastal dynamics and evolution of a relict subaqueous delta lobe: Sol de Riu lobe, Ebro Delta

     Lavoie, Caroline; Jimenez Quintana, Jose Antonio; Canals Artigas, Miquel; Lastras Membrive, Galderic; de Mol, Ben; Amblàs Novellas, David; Liquete, Camino; de Batist, Marc; Hughes Clarke, John E.
    Continental shelf research
    Date of publication: 2014-02
    Journal article

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    We used high-resolution swath-bathymetry data to characterise the morphology of the abandoned subaqueous Sol de Riu delta lobe in the Ebro Delta, Western Mediterranean Sea. This study aims to assess the influence of an abandoned delta lobe on present-day coastal dynamics in a micro-tidal environment. Detailed mapping of the relict Sol de Riu lobe also showed a set of bedforms interpreted as footprints of human activities: seasonal V-shaped depressions on the middle shoreface due to boat anchoring and old trawling marks between 16 and 18 m water depth. Estimations of the mobility of bottom sediment showed that the shallowest shoreface (i.e. less than 7 m depth) is the most dynamic part of the relict lobe, while the middle shoreface experienced significant morphological changes since the lobe was abandoned. The deepest shoreface (i.e. water depth in excess of 15 m), which corresponds to the front of the lobe, is defined by a very small potential for morphological change. Simulations showed that while the relict lobe does not significantly affect the typical short period waves (T-p approximate to 4 s) in the study area, it does interfere with the most energetic wave conditions (T-p >= 7 s) acting as a shoal leading to the concentration of wave energy along the shoreline northwest of the lobe. The consequence of such modification of the high-energy wave propagation pattern by the relict lobe is an alteration of the wave-induced littoral sediment dynamics with respect to a situation without the lobe. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  • The record of marine storminess along European coastlines

     Ciavola, Paolo; Jimenez Quintana, Jose Antonio
    Natural hazards and Earth system sciences
    Date of publication: 2013-08-08
    Journal article

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    The main objective of the European-funded MICORE project (www.micore.eu) was to develop and demonstrate online tools for the reliable prediction of storm impact on coastlines and to develop and enhance existing civil protection strategies. The magnitude and frequency of storms was analysed at 9 diverse European sites in order to determine storm trends over a period spanning between 30 and 100 yr. Meteorological and marine data available at national and European level are included in the analysis presented in this volume. Results from the coastal regions in this study therefore support the conclusion that there are no significant trends detected in the magnitude or frequency of storms in Europe during the study period.

  • Buscando el uso sostenible de las playas

     Sarda Borroy, Rafael; Ariza, Eduard; Jimenez Quintana, Jose Antonio
    Date of publication: 2013
    Book chapter

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    Las playas son sistemas naturales sometidos en la actualidad a una gran presión humana y climática. Al igual que otros sistemas costeros desempeñan múltiples funciones ecológicas, siendo tres las más relevantes: actuar como depositarios de biodiversidad, ofrecer protección a la costa, y satisfacer las necesidades humanas de ocio. Considerando las playas como sistemas socio-ecológicos y la Gestión Integrada de Zonas Costeras (GIZC) como la herramienta básica para alcanzar un desarrollo sostenible en la costa, en este trabajo se promueve la aplicación del concepto de sistemas de gestión medioambiental a la gestión específica de las playas (“environmental management systems for beaches, EMSBs”). Para guiar este tipo de gestión, se ha desarrollado un índice de calidad integral de playas (“Beach Quality Index”, BQI) que puede ser utilizado como cuadro de mando para la gestión. Adaptando dicho esquema a las visiones particulares de cada playa, podemos movernos hacia una gestión mucho más eco-efectiva y sostenible de estos sistemas. Beaches are ecosystems that are currently under significant human and climatic pressures. As coastal ecosystems they play multiple functions, being three the most important ones: to act as natural reservoirs, to offer coastal protection, and to provide human recreation. Having the idea of beaches as socio-ecological systems and Integrated Coastal Zone Management as the main tool to reach sustainable development in the coastal zone, we are proposing to apply the concept of environmental management systems to the management of beaches (EMSBs). To guide this type of management, we have developed a composite Beach Quality Index (BQI) designed to be used as a hierarchical management scorecard. By adapting this general framework to the particular visions of every managed beach, we can move towards a much more effective and sustainable management of those coastal ecosystems.

  • Expectativas de los usuarios y necesidad de una gestión diferencial a lo largo de la Costa Brava: playas urbanas vs. playas naturales protegidas

     Lozoya Azcárate, Juan Pablo; Sarda Borroy, Rafael; Jimenez Quintana, Jose Antonio
    Date of publication: 2013
    Book chapter

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  • Erosión en las playas y gestión desintegrada: la problemática actual de la playa de s'Abanell

     Sarda Borroy, Rafael; Conde, Roberto; Casadesús, Maria; Sánchez, Aida; Lozoya Azcárate, Juan Pablo; Pintó, Josep; Jimenez Quintana, Jose Antonio
    Date of publication: 2013
    Book chapter

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  • Un esquema metodológico para facilitar el uso de la gestión de riesgos en playas

     Lozoya Azcárate, Juan Pablo; Sarda Borroy, Rafael; Jimenez Quintana, Jose Antonio
    Date of publication: 2013
    Book chapter

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  • El índice de calidad de playas (BQI)

     Sarda Borroy, Rafael; Ariza, Eduard; Jimenez Quintana, Jose Antonio; Valdemoro Garcia, Herminia; Villares Junyent, Miriam; Roca Bosch, Elisabet; Pintó, Josep; Martí Llambrich, Carolina; Fraguell Sansbelló, Rosa Maria; Ballester González, Ramón; Fluviá Font, Modest
    Date of publication: 2013
    Book chapter

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  • Multihazard coastal vulnerability assessment

     Jimenez Quintana, Jose Antonio
    International Short Course and Conference on Applied Coastal Research
    Presentation's date: 2013-06-05
    Presentation of work at congresses

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    A general framework to assess coastal vulnerability taking into account the functions supported the coast is presented by defining specific coastal optimum and failure states for each function. It considers morphodynamic hazards acting on the coast in a separated manner (erosion and inundation) and it assess their magnitude at different time scales (medium-, episodic- and long-term). The framework has been applied to the Catalan coast (Spanish NW Mediterranean) and, obtained results show that the present status of beaches along the Catalan coast reflects a significant vulnerability for recreation and protection.

  • Responses to coastal climate change: Innovative Strategies for high End Scenarios -Adaptation and Mitigation-

     Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Jimenez Quintana, Jose Antonio; Gracia Garcia, Vicente; Mösso Aranda, Octavio Cesar; Mestres Ridge, Marc; Garcia Leon, Manuel; Casas Prat, Merce; González Marco, Daniel
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  • Resilience-Increasing Strategies for Coasts - toolKIT

     Jimenez Quintana, Jose Antonio
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  • Management strategy for the Ebro delta in the context of flooding and climate change

     Galofré, Jordi; Ortiz, Dolores; Jimenez Quintana, Jose Antonio; Medina, Raul
    Date of publication: 2012-05-25
    Book chapter

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    The Ebro delta is located on the Spanish Mediterranean coast about 200 km southward of Barcelona. It has an approximate subaerial surface of 325 km2 with about the 50 % lying below the height +0.5 m above MWL. This deltaic plain is protected by a sandy coast with a coastline length of about 50 km, in figure 1 a location and situation map from Ebro delta is shown. Human action on the river basin (about the 97 % of the basin is regulated by dams) has led to a drastic decrease of solid river discharges and, as a consequence of this, the delta has become more influenced by wave action and it has been subjected to an intense reshaping process, especially since the 60’s, Jiménez (1996). In practical terms, this has resulted in coastal areas with large erosion rates supplying sediment for the net longshore sediment transport to fed deposition areas such as the spits.

  • Storm-induced damages along the Catalan coast (NW Mediterranean) during the period 1958-2008

     Jimenez Quintana, Jose Antonio; Sancho García, A.; Bosom Garcia, Eva; Valdemoro Garcia, Herminia; Guillén Aranda, Jorge
    Geomorphology
    Date of publication: 2012-03
    Journal article

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  • On the relationship between quality, users¿ perception and economic valuation in NW Mediterranean beaches

     Ariza, Eduard; Ballester González, Ramón; Rigall i Torrent, Ricard; Saló, Albert; Roca Bosch, Elisabet; Villares Junyent, Miriam; Jimenez Quintana, Jose Antonio; Sarda Borroy, Rafael
    Ocean and coastal management
    Date of publication: 2012-07
    Journal article

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  • Flood hazard and damage assessment in the Ebro Delta (NW Mediterranean) to relative sea level rise

     Alvarado Aguilar, Dagoberto; Jimenez Quintana, Jose Antonio; Nicholls, R.J.
    Natural hazards
    Date of publication: 2012-07
    Journal article

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  • Multi-risk assessment and users' perception: a futher step towards ecosystem-based beach management  Open access

     Lozoya Azcárate, Juan Pablo
    Defense's date: 2012-10-29
    Department of Hydraulic, Maritime and Environmental Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
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    This thesis deals with the need to move towards a holistic, truly integrated and ecosystem-based beach management that allows a sustainable use of these systems within the socio-ecological paradigm. However, the scarcity of frameworks for such management has been identified as a major constraint. The goal of this thesis was to apply and develop a set of methodologies based on the introduction of the Ecosystem Approach principles to beach management. These tools would be part of the Ecosystem Based Management System (EMBS), a novel formal system of public good management developed for coastal and marine environments. The study was conducted along the Costa Brava, a coastal area highly affected by tourism that alternates urban and natural beaches. The work starts providing a brief description of major paradigms of environmental management, with special emphasis on beach management. It also discusses the situation in Spain and its differences with main European policies in this area. Results confirm the need of an integrated and holistic beach management based on "sources" and not only on "resources", and the urgency of developing tools that could be really implemented. The main contribution of this thesis is a methodological framework based on multi-hazards risk assessment, which allows managers to identify and prioritize the main hazards potentially disturbing the beach and affecting existing ecosystem services. Thus managers could adapt their strategies according to their priorities, visions and resources. This methodology was validated in S¿Abanell beach, where 7 hazards and 6 ecosystem services were identified. In this thesis, beaches have been analyzed as socio-ecological systems, emphasizing the social dimension of the system that is not always considered. In this dissertation the users¿ perceptions have been analyzed as a feedback of management measures, comparing them in two antagonistic settings: an urban (S¿Abanell) and a natural-protected beach (St Pere Pescador). Learning from previous measures, this feedback should improve the setting of management according to the characteristics of each beach, increasing its adaptability and avoiding its homogenisation. Natural attributes were a priority in the protected setting, while services were highlighted in the urban one. But significant differences were not as important as would be assumed a priori. This homogenization in users¿ perceptions could be due to the scarce information-education provided to users on the protected beach, to the management that not really emphasizes the natural attributes of this beach, and to the strong influence of the surroundings with a long tradition of mass tourism. Achieve an effective implementation of integrated management has been also cited as a critical need. In this sense, this study has addressed a key component by means of an institutional analysis, identifying responsible authorities and key officers in charge of beach management. For 8 beaches of the Costa Brava the assessment identified duplications and absences in the management of key processes underlying main beach functions. Likewise, it showed the great diversity and complexity of the current beach management structures of this zone. The results confirmed the prioritization of the recreational function of the beach, with beach management almost restricted to the summer season. Concerning management structures, even if the three major Spanish legal scales were clearly recognized, a myriad of layouts have been identified within Municipalities. Within the current model, different aspects of the same system are managed in isolation, by different authorities with different objectives. Hence, beach management is fragmented and based on responsibilities, hindering the eventual implementation of new management plans. Thus, this dissertation aims to contribute to the development of a pathway in order to achieve a holistic, truly integrated and ecosystem-based beach management model.

    Esta tesis se enmarca en la urgente necesidad de avanzar hacia una gestión de playas holística, verdaderamente integrada y basada en los ecosistemas, permitiendo un uso sostenible de estos sistemas dentro del actual paradigma socio-ecológico. Uno de los principales obstáculos para ello ha sido la escasez de herramientas que puedan ser realmente implementadas. El objetivo de la tesis fue aplicar y desarrollar este tipo de metodologías introduciendo los principios del enfoque ecosistémico en la gestión de playas. Estas herramientas se integrarían en el Ecosystem Based Management System (EBMS), un sistema de gestión de bienes públicos actualmente en desarrollo para entornos costeros y marinos. El estudio se desarrolló en la Costa Brava, una región tradicionalmente turística que alterna playas urbanas y naturales. Este trabajo comienza describiendo la evolución de los principales paradigmas de la gestión ambiental, con énfasis en la gestión de playas. Se analiza además el caso de España y sus principales diferencias con las políticas europeas en esta materia. Los resultados confirman la necesidad de una gestión integrada basada en “las fuentes” y no sólo en “los recursos”, y de metodologías que puedan ser implementadas. La principal contribución de esta tesis es una metodología basada en la evaluación de riesgos por múltiples eventos, que permite identificar y priorizar las principales amenazas que pueden perturbar el sistema y los servicios ambientales que este brinda. Así los administradores podrían adaptar su gestión según sus prioridades, visiones y recursos. Esta metodología fue validada en la playa de S´Abanell, identificándose y cuantificándose siete eventos de riesgo y seis servicios ambientales. En esta tesis las playas han sido analizadas como sistemas socio-ecológicos, destacando la dimensión social del sistema que no siempre es considerada. Como feedback para la gestión, en este trabajo se analizaron y compararon las percepciones de los usuarios en dos playas antagónicas, una urbana (S´Abanell) y una natural protegida (St Pere Pescador). Este feedback permite aumentar la adaptabilidad de la gestión, ajustándola a las características de cada playa y evitando su homogeneización. Los atributos naturales fueron una prioridad en el escenario protegido, mientras que los servicios lo fueron en el urbano. Existieron diferencias significativas pero no fueron tan importantes como se hubiera asumido a priori. Esta homogeneización de las percepciones podría deberse a la escasa información/educación en la playa protegida, a una gestión en dicha playa que no destaca los atributos naturales como debería, y a una fuerte influencia de un entorno con gran tradición de turismo masivo. No lograr una efectiva implementación de la gestión integrada también ha sido un obstáculo, siendo esenciales las estructuras de gestión. En esta tesis se obtuvo un diagnóstico de las autoridades a cargo de la gestión de playas en 8 Municipios de la Costa Brava. Se realizó un análisis institucional analizando duplicaciones y ausencias en la gestión de los procesos que sustentan las principales funciones de la playa, así como la complejidad de sus estructuras. Los resultados confirmaron la priorización de la función recreativa, restringiendo la gestión de playas únicamente al verano y a la temporada de baño. Además de las tres principales estructuras jurídicas responsables de la gestión de playas en España, se identificaron una infinidad de diseños de estructura de gestión a nivel de Municipios. Bajo el actual modelo de gestión, aspectos de un mismo sistema se analizan por separado y en solitario, por diferentes autoridades con diferentes objetivos. La gestión esta fragmentada y basada en competencias, lo que obstaculiza la eventual aplicación de nuevos modelos integrados. De esta manera, esta tesis pretende contribuir al desarrollo de una vía que permita alcanzar un modelo de gestión de playas holístico, verdaderamente integrado y basado en los ecosistemas.

  • Beach inundation and morphological changes during storms using video monitoring techniques  Open access

     Sancho García, Amanda
    Defense's date: 2012-11-16
    Department of Hydraulic, Maritime and Environmental Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
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    The predictability of beach inundation is mainly related to wave runup and most of the formulations that have been developed focus on the hydrodynamics, disregarding the morphological changes caused during storms. For these reasons, the aim of this thesis is to provide more insight into beach inundation processes at embayed and open beaches and to determine how morphological changes can interfere with these processes. To this end, video measurements of beach inundation and the characteristic morphological changes were carried out at two stretches of coast with different wave climates: the stretch comprising La Barceloneta, Somorrostro and Nova Icaria, which are three artificial, tideless embayed beaches located in Barcelona, Spain (NW Mediterranean); and Noordwijk beach, which is an open, microtidal multibarred beach located in Noordwijk, the Netherlands (North Sea). The effects of a submerged and a detached breakwaters on the morphological and hydrodynamic changes occurring at La Barceloneta during storms is examined in chapter 2. The shoreline response before and after the beach nourishment and the construction of the protective structures was compared using a ten-year video-recorded dataset and hydrodynamics modelled using the SMC model. As a result of the protection works, La Barceloneta was divided into two beaches separated by a salient. A new methodological approach to analyzing beach rotation which eliminates the morphological effect is presented. Results indicate that the beach rotation process has been modified caused by a change in the wave-induced current system from a single dominant alongshore current to one composed of two dominant alongshore currents with opposite directions. In chapter 3, beach inundation affecting the three embayed beaches of Barcelona during the 17 strongest storm events of the period 2001-2008 is analyzed using daily time-exposure images. The shoreline variability due to storms was split into beach planform and morphological features in order to determine its influence on beach inundation measurements. The characterization of the inundation depended on the orientation with respect to the wave direction approach and the morphological features. Beach planform changes are the foremost influence on the inundation of Barcelona beaches. The inundation at the multibarred beach of Noordwijk during the seven strongest storms in the period between 1998 and 2005 is estimated, also using video monitoring techniques in chapter 4. Additionally, the influence of subtidal sandbars on the inundation is analyzed using the XBeach model. To this end, six simulations were carried out using barred profiles measured at Noordwijk but differing in sandbar height and location, and one simulation using a synthetic barless profile. Inundation values ranged from 22 to 105 m, with considerable alongshore variation before the peak of each storm because of the presence of the intertidal bars. The mean inundation values along the beach are well estimated using a simple inundation parameter. The XBeach model shows that the inundation is only affected by the morphology close to the shoreline (i.e. by the intertidal bars or the inner bar if it is wide and closer to shoreline). The outer bar does not seem to influence Beach inundation prediction at Somorrostro beach is evaluated in chapter 5. To this end, inundation measurements using video observations are compared with estimations including the tidal variations and the wave runup formulation of Stockdon et. al (2006) introducing deep water and local wave measurements and computations. The inundation is overestimated if any of the wave heights in the formulation are used. Estimations improved if a local wave height is used, in particular for waves approaching the shore obliquely. Finally, the alongshore variability of the inundation is better captured if the wave runup is assumed proportional to the breaking wave heightBARCELONA07

    Las costas están expuestas a la erosión y la inundación producida por los temporales, los cuales son muy frecuentes y pueden producir grandes daños y pérdidas económicas. La inundación producida por los temporales es debida a la marea astronómica y meteorológica y al remonte del oleaje. La predicción de la inundación de la playa está principalmente relacionada con el remonte y la mayoría de las formulaciones propuestas se centran en parámetros hidrodinámicos sin tener en cuenta los cambios morfológicos causados durante los temporales. Por todo ello, el principal objetivo de esta tesis es proporcionar un mayor conocimiento de los procesos de inundación en playas encajadas y abiertas y determinar cómo los cambios morfológicos pueden interferir con estos procesos. Para ello, se han llevado a cabo medidas de la inundación y de los cambios morfológicos característicos utilizando imágenes de video en dos tramos de costa con climas de oleaje diferente: el tramo que comprende las playas de La Barceloneta, Somorrostro and Nova Icaria, las cuales son tres playas artificiales, encajadas y sin marea localizadas en Barcelona, España (NO Mediterráneo); y la playa de Noordwijk, la cual es una playa abierta, multibarrada y micromareal localizada en Noordwijk, Holanda (Mar del Norte). Los efectos de un dique sumergido y un dique exento en los cambios morfológicos e hidrodinámicos ocurridos en la playa de La Barceloneta durante temporales se examinan en el capítulo 2. La respuesta de la línea de orilla antes y después de la regeneración de la playa y de la construcción de las estructuras de protección se compara utilizando 10 años de video imágenes y la hidrodinámica modelada utilizando el Sistema de Modelado Costero (SMC). Como resultado de estas obras de protección, La Barceloneta quedó dividida en dos playas independientes separadas por un saliente. Una nueva metodología para analizar la rotación de la playa que elimina los cambios morfológicos es propuesta. Los resultados indican que la tendencia erosiva previamente observada en la zona noreste de la playa sigue estando presente en la actual playa noreste y está relacionada con el nuevo dique sumergido. Además, el proceso de rotación de la playa se ha modificado, produciéndose solamente en sentido contrario a las agujas del reloj en la playa noreste y en sentido horario en la playa suroeste. Este nuevo comportamiento es debido al cambio en el patrón de corrientes previamente formado por una corriente longitudinal dominante, a un sistema de corrientes compuesto por dos corrientes longitudinales en direcciones opuestas. En el capítulo 3, la inundación producida en las tres playas encajadas de Barcelona durante los 17 temporales más energéticos del periodo 2001-2008 es analizada utilizando imágenes diarias promediadas. La variabilidad de la línea de orilla debida a los temporales es discriminada en cambios en la forma en planta y morfologías (cúspides de playa, megacúspides, ondulaciones y saliente) para determinar su influencia en las medidas de inundación de la playa. La caracterización de la inundación dependió de la orientación respecto de la dirección de aproximación del oleaje y de las morfologías. Los cambios en la forma en planta de la playa son la máxima influencia en la inundación de las playas de Barcelona. Los cambios en la forma en planta hacia tierra y los cambios en el saliente suponen casi un 50% de la máxima inundación medida, mientras que las megacúspides y la ondulación suponen aproximadamente el 25%. El efecto de las cúspides de playa en la inundación es despreciable. Consecuentemente, la variación en la línea de orilla durante temporales influye significativamente los valores de inundación, especialmente en playas con pendientes fuertes. Pequeñas variaciones en la pendiente de la playa pueden sin embargo afectar sustancialmente la inundación en playas con pendientes suaves. La inundación de la playa multibarrada de Noordwijk durante los 7 temporales más fuertes ocurridos en el periodo comprendido entre 1998 y 2005 es también estimada utilizando medidas de video monitorización en el capítulo 4. Además, la influencia de las barras submareales en la inundación es analizada utilizando el modelo XBeach. Para ello, se realizaron siete simulaciones 1-D sin considerar los cambios morfológicos; seis simulaciones utilizando perfiles barrados medidos en la playa de Noordwijk pero que difieren en altura y localización de las barras, y una simulación utilizando un perfil ideal sin barras. Los valores de inundación oscilaron entre 22 y 105 m, con variaciones considerables a lo largo de la playa antes del pico del temporal debido a la presencia de barras intermareales. La inundación promedio a lo largo de la playa es estimada considerablemente bien utilizando un parámetro de inundación sencillo que incluye la pendiente intermareal y supramareal, la altura de ola y la longitud de onda en aguas profundas y la marea meteorológica. El modelo XBeach muestra que la inundación está solamente afectada por la morfología próxima a la línea de orilla, esto es, por las barras intermareales o por la barra interna si es ancha y próxima a la orilla. La barra externa no parece tener influencia en el comportamiento de la inundación. La predicción de la inundación en la playa de Somorrostro es evaluada en el capítulo 5. Para ello, medidas de la inundación utilizando observaciones de imágenes de video se comparan con estimaciones de la inundación incluyendo las variaciones de la marea y el fórmula del remonte de Stockdon et al. (2006), introduciendo medidas locales y en aguas profundas del oleaje así como oleaje modelado. Debido a que las observaciones corresponden a un remonte medio y las estimaciones usan el remonte excedido un 2% (R2%), la inundación es sobreestimada para cualquier altura de ola utilizada en la fórmula. Sin embargo, las estimaciones mejoran si una altura de ola medida a 10 m es utilizada en la fórmula en particular para oleajes con una aproximación oblicua a la línea de orilla. Finalmente, las diferencias entre las observaciones y las estimaciones varían a lo largo de la playa, siendo mayores en la zona de curvatura de la playa. La variabilidad de la inundación a lo largo de la playa es mejor caracterizada si el remonte se asume igual que la altura de ola en rotura.

  • Distribution of soft-bottom polychaetes assemblages at different scales in shallow waters of the northern mediterranean Spanish coast  Open access

     Serrano Samaniego, Letzi Graciela
    Defense's date: 2012-07-24
    Department of Hydraulic, Maritime and Environmental Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
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    Soft-bottom polychaete assemblages inhabiting shallow waters of the northern Mediterranean Spanish coast were studied with the objective to elucidate its present structure, distribution and diversity at different scales and with different degree of anthropogenic pressure. Samples were obtained at different depths along the coast between the border of the Spanish-French border to the vicinity of Valencia. Four different studies are presented In the Barcelona case study, we revisited an station 20 years after cessation of impact due to sewage discharges. By 2008, we found benthic recovery and clear increase in complexity and diversity. It changed from an assemblage 98 % dominated by a C. capitata complex to an assemblage dominated by M. fragilis, C. capitata, and O. hartmanni. We found more species and more diversity in trophic groups, whereas the abundance and biomass values were clearly reduced by almost two and one order of magnitude, respectively. Although, as silt-clay content in sediments improved, diminishing from 95 to 25 %, as well as PCBs and PAHs during the period, their metal content was still very high. This situation may inhibit their full recovery to normal conditions. In the Alt Empordà case study, we revisited 42 sampling sites, previously sampled by French scientists in 1970-72. Using the same methodologies we found the Bay of Roses polychaete assemblages belonging to the LFS and LSM communities described by Labrune et al. (2007), a decrease in the number of species and individuals at the shallowest assemblages and similar numbers for the deepest one. D. arietina dominate fine sand sediments while L. latreilli did teh same in sandy mud sediments. In the northeastern part of the Cap de Creus, the number of species and individuals were similar to those described by Desbruyères et al. (1972-73) and other notable differences in species composition were registered. In the regional scale case study, 59 sampling sites were considered in 22 inshore-offshore transects located at depth gradient (10, 20 and 30m) of the LFS community (Labrune et al., 2007) were studied along the North-western Mediterranean portion of coast between the French border and the Valencia City. The spatial distribution, diversity of polychaetes shows maximal and minimal densities and diversities related to other areas of the Mediterranean Sea. Polychaete assemblages found in it study were similar to establish in the vicinity of Gulf of Lions and other areas of the Mediterranean Sea, although in this case, our results do not reveals linked to granulometric parameters, it was related to depth. Finally, a mesoscales survey have been carried out analizing samples from the mouth of the Rhone River (France) to the vicinity of Valencia (Spain), obtained from the LFS community. Polychaete assemblages found at the Littoral sands of the North-western Mediterranean are clearly described by the large presence of D. arietina and O. fusiformis both in abundance and biomass, being this more acute in the stations sample at the Gulf of Lions. In sites where coarse sand sediments were found, near rocky shores or highly dynamic deltas, the LFS community was replaced by the Littoral Coarse Sands community (LCS). The Polychaete fauna was well represented along the Mediterranean Spanish coast. We found an important number of the species that constitute the pool of polychaete species inhabiting shallowest sites of the Western mediterranean. Their heterogeneity, diversity, and species richness could range between low to high, depend on size and composition of sediment, depth, submarine topography and human pressure at localities which it inhabit. The structure and distribution of polychaetes assemblages could be related to other factors besides the factors mentioned above, as nutrient availability closed to river discharges or other top-down and bottom-up biotic factors.

    Muestras de sedimento fueron obtenidas a diferentes profundidades a lo largo de la costa, desde la frontera Franco-española hasta las proximidades de Valencia para elucidar la estructura, distribución y diversidad de los poliquetos a diferentes escalas, a diferentes grados de presión antrópica. Cuatro estudios fueron presentados. Caso de estudio Barcelona: revisitamos un punto de muestreo en el año 2008, en una zona sometida al impacto producido por aguas residuales. Después de 20 años del cese de descargas, se observó recuperación y un incremento en la complejidad y diversidad del bentos. La comunidad dominada en el pasado por C. capitata (98%) fue reemplazada por M. fragilis, C. capitata, and O. hartmanni. Encontramos más especies y diversidad de grupos tróficos, y la abundancia y biomasa fueron visiblemente reducidas en al menos uno o dos órdenes de magnitud, respectivamente. El contenido en fango y arcilla en los sedimentos ha mejorado, disminuyendo de 95 a 25%, al igual que los PCBs y PAHs durante este período, sin embargo, el alto contenido en metales puede inhibir la completa recuperación de esta comunidad a condiciones normales. Caso del Alt Empordà: visitamos 42 sitios de muestreo, previamente muestreadas por científicos franceses en 1970-72, encontrando que en la bahía de Rosas las asociaciones de poliquetos pertenecían al litoral de arenas finas LFS y a al litoral de arena y fango LSM descritas por Labrune et al. (2007), también se observó un decrecimiento en el número de especies e individuos pertenecientes a las asociaciones de fondos someros y las asociaciones de zonas más profundas mantuvieron un número similar. La especie D. arietina dominó en los sedimentos finos mientras que L. latreilli hizo lo mismo en fangos arenosos. En el norte del Cap de Creus, el número de especies e individuos fue similar a los descritos por Desbruyères et al. (1972-73) y se observaron notables diferencias en la composición de especies. A escala regional, 59 sitios de muestreo fueron considerados en 22 transectos ubicados en la costa a diferentes gradientes de profundidad (10, 20 y 30 m) en la comunidad de arenas finas LFS (Labrune et al., 2007), a lo largo de la costa noroccidental del Mediterráneo, en las inmediaciones de la frontera con Francia hasta Valencia. La distribución espacial y diversidad de poliquetos indicaron máximas y mínimas densidades en relación a otras áreas del mar Mediterráneo. Las asociaciones de poliquetos encontradas en el estudio fueron similares a las establecidas en las cercanías del Golfo de León y en otras áreas del Mediterráneo. Aunque en este caso, nuestros resultados no indican relación de la fauna con los parámetros granulométricos, si encontramos relación con el gradiente de profundidad. Finalmente a mesoescala, se llevaron a cabo análisis de muestras obtenidas desde la desembocadura del río Rhone (Francia)hasta las cercanías de Valencia, de la comunidad LFS. Las asociaciones de poliquetos encontradas en el litoral de arenas en el Mediterráneo noroccidental fueron claramente descritas por la presencia de D. arietina y O. fusiformis, tanto en abundancia como en biomasa, siendo más visible en las estaciones ubicadas en el Golfo de León. En los sitios de arenas gruesas, cercanas a costas rocosas o deltas altamente dinámicos, la comunidad LFS fue reemplazada por la comunidad del litoral de arenas gruesas (LCS). La fauna de poliquetos en el Mediterráneo español fue elevada,encontrándose un buen número de especies que habitan en los fondos someros. La heterogeneidad, diversidad y riqueza específica en las asociaciones varió en función de la composición del sedimento, profundidad, topografía submarina y presión humana a la que se encuentran sometidos. La estructura, composición y distribución espacial de los poliquetos también podría relacionarse con otros factores como disponiblidad de nutrientes u otras interacciones "top-down" o "top-bottom" relacionados a factores bióticos.

  • El paisaje de riesgo costero en el Mediterraneo. Aplicación al litoral catalán

     Jimenez Quintana, Jose Antonio
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  • An interdisciplinary analysis of beach management in the Catalan coast (north-western Mediterranean)

     Ariza, Eduard; Jimenez Quintana, Jose Antonio; Sarda Borroy, Rafael
    Coastal management
    Date of publication: 2012-07
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    This article presents a comprehensive analysis of beach management in the Catalan coast (NW Mediterranean) by introducing and integrating results from different partial projects. They analyzed the legal, political, and administrative framework of beach management, the quality tools available, the practices of management, the processes of beach use, and beach waste/litter dynamics.

  • Storm-induced coastal hazards in the Ebro Delta (NW Medirrerranean)

     Jimenez Quintana, Jose Antonio; Valdemoro Garcia, Herminia; Bosom Garcia, Eva; Gracia Garcia, Vicente
    Coastal Sediments
    Presentation's date: 2011-05-05
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  • Influence of natural and anthropogenic conditions on the water quality of the Caeté river estuary (North Brazil)

     Monteiro Brenardi, Marcela Cunha; Pereira, L.C.C.; Guimaraes, D. de O.; da Costa, R.M.; de Souza-Filho, P.W.M.; Vieira, S.R.; Jimenez Quintana, Jose Antonio
    International Coastal Symposium
    Presentation's date: 2011-05-10
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    Probabilistic coastal vulnerability assessment to storms at regional scale : application to Catalan beaches (NW Mediterranean)  Open access

     Bosom Garcia, Eva; Jimenez Quintana, Jose Antonio
    Natural hazards and Earth system sciences
    Date of publication: 2011
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    A methodology to assess storm-induced coastal vulnerability taking into account the different induced processes separately (inundation and erosion) is presented. It is based on a probabilistic approach where hazards time series are built from existing storm data and later used to fit an extreme probability function. This is done for different sectors along the coast defined in terms of the wave climate and for representative beach types of the area to be analyzed. Once probability distributions are available, coastal managers must decide the probability of occurrence to be accepted as well as the period of concern of the analysis in function of the importance of the hinterland. These two variables will determine the return period to be considered in the assessment. The comparison of hazards and vulnerabilities associated with the selected probability of occurrence permit to identify the most hazardous areas along the coast in a robust manner by including the spatial variability in forcing (storm climate) and receptor (beaches). The methodology has been applied to a 50 km long coastal stretch of the Catalonia (NW Mediterranean) where offshore wave conditions can be assumed to be homogeneous. In spite of this spatially constant wave field, obtained results indicate a large variability in hazards intensity and vulnerability along the coast.

  • Playas agotadas

     Jimenez Quintana, Jose Antonio
    Investigación y ciencia
    Date of publication: 2011-05
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    Impedimos el aporte de sedimentos y alteramos la dinámica natural costera. ¿Y todavía nos extraña que las playas se hallen en retroceso?

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    Estado de las playas del litoral catalán  Open access

     Valdemoro Garcia, Herminia; Jimenez Quintana, Jose Antonio; Gracia Garcia, Vicente; Sole, Francesco; Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin
    Date of publication: 2011-08-01
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    Geomorfología costera urbana  Open access

     Gracia Garcia, Vicente; Valdemoro Garcia, Herminia; Jimenez Quintana, Jose Antonio; Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin
    Date of publication: 2011-08-01
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  • A coastal storms intensity scale for the Catalan sea (NW Mediterranean)

     Mendoza Ponce, Ernesto Tonatiuh; Jimenez Quintana, Jose Antonio; Mateo, J.
    Natural hazards and Earth system sciences
    Date of publication: 2011
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  • A methodological framework for multi-hazard risk assessment in beaches

     Lozoya Azcárate, Juan Pablo; Sarda Borroy, Rafael; Jimenez Quintana, Jose Antonio
    Environmental science and policy
    Date of publication: 2011-10
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  • Managing erosion-induced problems in NW Mediterranean urban beaches

     Jimenez Quintana, Jose Antonio; Gracia Garcia, Vicente; Valdemoro Garcia, Herminia; Mendoza Ponce, Ernesto Tonatiuh; Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin
    Ocean and coastal management
    Date of publication: 2011-12
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  • Concepts and science for coastal erosion management: an introduction to the CONSCIENCE framework

     Marchand, Marcel; Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin; Ferreira, Maria; Gault, Jeremy; Jimenez Quintana, Jose Antonio; Markovich, Natalia; Mulder, Jan; Van Rijn, Leo; Stanica, Adrian; Sulisz, Wojciech; Sutherland, James
    Ocean and coastal management
    Date of publication: 2011-12
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  • Aquaculture Potential of Mexican Coasts

     Delgado González, Oscar Eduardo; Jimenez Quintana, Jose Antonio; Espejel, I.; Ferman Almada, J.L.; Martinez Diaz de Leon, A.; Mejia Trejo, A.; Seingier, G.
    Journal of coastal research
    Date of publication: 2011-11
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  • Dealing with erosion along the Danube Delta coast: the CONSCIENCE experience towards a sustainable coastline management

     Stanica, Adrian; Dan, Sebastian; Jimenez Quintana, Jose Antonio; V. Ungureanu, Gheorghe
    Ocean and coastal management
    Date of publication: 2011-12
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  • Managing coastal evolution in a more sustainable manner: the Conscience approach

     Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin; Jimenez Quintana, Jose Antonio; Marchand, Marcel
    Ocean and coastal management
    Date of publication: 2011-12
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  • The role of coastal setbacks in the context of coastal erosion and climate change

     Sanò, M.; Jimenez Quintana, Jose Antonio; Medina, Raul; Stanica, Adrian; Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin; Trumbic, I.
    Ocean and coastal management
    Date of publication: 2011-12
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  • Environmental indicators GIS of the Catalan coast

     Brenner, Jorge; Jimenez Quintana, Jose Antonio; Sarda Borroy, Rafael
    Date of publication: 2010
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  • Depth and hydrodynamics as tools to select aquaculture areas in the coastal zone

     Delgado González, Oscar Eduardo; Jimenez Quintana, Jose Antonio; Ferman Almada, J.L.; Marvan Gargollo, F.; Mejia Trejo, A.; Garcia Esquivel, Z.
    Ciencias marinas
    Date of publication: 2010-09
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    Storm-induced coastal hazard assessment at regional scale: application to Catalonia (NW Mediterranean)  Open access

     Bosom Garcia, Eva; Jimenez Quintana, Jose Antonio
    Advances in geosciences
    Date of publication: 2010
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    A methodology for coastal hazard assessment at regional scale is presented and applied to the Catalan coast (NW Mediterranean). The method separately evaluates erosion and inundation hazards by using wave time series and beach characteristics (slope and sediment grain size). Obtained hazard time series are fitted to extreme probability distributions for different coastal sectors which are defined in function of local wave climate. This approach allows to compare the spatial variation of hazard intensities for a given probability of occurrence and, thus, to objectively identify the most hazardous areas along the coast in terms of erosion and inundation. Obtained results indicate that the coast north of Barcelona is more hazardous than the southern coast regarding inundation for any given probability. With respect to storm-induced erosion, the central coast of Catalonia is the less hazardous area, although spatial variations in erosion along the coast are smaller than the observed for inundation.

  • Proposal for an Integral Quality Index for Urban and Urbanized Beaches

     Ariza, Eduard; Jimenez Quintana, Jose Antonio; Sarda Borroy, Rafael; Villares Junyent, Miriam; Pintó, Josep; Fraguell Sansbelló, Rosa Maria; Roca Bosch, Elisabet; Martí Llambrich, Carolina; Valdemoro Garcia, Herminia; Ballester González, Ramón; Fluviá Font, Modest
    Journal of environmental management
    Date of publication: 2010-05
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  • Desarrollo y aplicación de una herramienta de gestión para el aprovechamiento acuícula en Bahía San Quintín baja California

     Delgado González, Oscar Eduardo
    Defense's date: 2010-04-16
    Department of Hydraulic, Maritime and Environmental Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
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  • Guía para la implementación de un sistema de gestión integrada de zonas costeras

     Domenech, Juan Luis; Sanz, Francisco J; Jiménez, Luis; de Carvalho, Carolina; Jimenez Quintana, Jose Antonio; Diaz, Manuel M; Carballo, Adolfo; Bernabeu, Ana M; Sarda Borroy, Rafael; Sebastián, Carlos; Molina, Agustín; García, Cesar; Fernández-Palacios, Yaiza; Tintoré, Joaquín; García-Negro, Maria do Carme; Diedrich, Amy
    Date of publication: 2010
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  • An assessment of the non-market value of the ecosystem services provided by the Catalan coastal zone, Spain

     Brenner, Jorge; Jimenez Quintana, Jose Antonio; Sarda Borroy, Rafael; Garola Crespo, Alvaro
    Ocean and coastal management
    Date of publication: 2010-01
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  • Decadal shifts in beach user sand availability on the Costa Brava (Northwestern Mediterranean Coast)

     Sarda Borroy, Rafael; Mora, J; Ariza, E; Avila, C; Jimenez Quintana, Jose Antonio
    Tourism management
    Date of publication: 2009-04
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  • Wave-induced morphodynamic risks: characterization of extremes

     Sanchez-arcilla Conejo, Agustin; Jimenez Quintana, Jose Antonio; Peña Martínez, Carlos
    International Conference on Coastal Dynamics
    Presentation's date: 2009-09
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  • Una recerca interdisciplinària en gestió de les platges  Open access

     Villares Junyent, Miriam; Roca Bosch, Elisabet; Junyent Comas, Rosa; Ariza, Eduard; Jimenez Quintana, Jose Antonio
    Congrés UPC Sostenible 2015
    Presentation's date: 2009-07-09
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    La qualitat de les platges és un tema transversal per les seves repercussions ambientals, socials i econòmiques. La seva avaluació requereix integrar varies disciplines d’anàlisi que, a més, poden tenir lectures diverses en funció de les particularitats del context local. Des d’aquesta perspectiva, s’ha desenvolupat una recerca interdisciplinària en el marc del projecte MeVaPLAYA amb l’objectiu de crear un índex complex per l’avaluació, gestió i monitorització de la qualitat de les platges. Més enllà dels resultats substantius d’aquest estudi, l’interès d’aquesta comunicació estar en descriure i valorar el procés de recerca interdisciplinari desenvolupat per arribar a la creació de l’índex de valoració. La planificació acurada inicial i la col•laboració conjunta articulada a través de discussions periòdiques de tot l’equip, ha contribuït a generar resultats integrats que han estat divulgats tant a nivell científic com en l’àmbit local. El procés de recerca ha esdevingut un laboratori en condicions d’interdisciplinarietat, comportant un aprenentatge per als membres de l’equip que caldria capitalitzar per a futurs projectes.

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    Regional vulnerability analysis of Catalan beaches to storms  Open access

     Mendoza Ponce, Ernesto Tonatiuh; Jimenez Quintana, Jose Antonio
    Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Maritime engineering
    Date of publication: 2009-09
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    A framework to estimate coastal vulnerability to storm impacts at a regional scale is presented. It assesses the physical coastal vulnerability to storm impacts by separately estimating two components: flooding and erosion. It covers the following steps: (i)characterization of the forcing, (ii) evaluation of the induced beach response – inundation and erosion – (hazards quantification), (iii) coastal zone characterization, (iv) definition of a coastal vulnerability index to storms – a composite of two partial vulnerability estimations, the flood vulnerability and the erosion vulnerability indices-, and (v) assessment of the coastal vulnerability. Instead of assessing the vulnerability associated with a given storm, the forcing is defined in terms of representative storms which are obtained by classifying storms in the area using a 5-class system similar to that used for hurricanes (weak, moderate, significant, severe and extreme). Later, a vulnerability assessment for the entire coast to each storm category is produced. The method has been derived for and applied to the Catalan coast (NW Mediterranean) but can be easily adapted to other coasts. It permits managers to identify 3 coastal stretches sensitive to a given storm class for a given induced hazard (flooding, erosion or combination of both) to decide where to take actions.

  • Analytical model of beach erosion and overwash during storms

     Larson, Magnus; Donnelly, Chantal; Jimenez Quintana, Jose Antonio; Hanson, Hans
    Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Maritime engineering
    Date of publication: 2009-09
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    During severe storms high waves and water levels may greatly impact the sub-aerial portion of the beach inducing significant morphological change at elevations that the waves can not reach under normal conditions. Morphological formations such as dunes and barrier islands may suffer from direct wave impact and erode. Overwash occurs if the wave run-up and/or the mean water level are sufficiently high allowing for water and sediment to pass over the beach crest, which in turn causes flooding and deposition of sediment shoreward of the crest. An analytical model of sub-aerial beach response to storms was developed based on impact theory, including overwash, and the evolution of schematised dunes was investigated. Furthermore, the analytical model was applied to the case of schematised barrier islands exposed to extensive overwash. After validation using field data, the analytical model was employed at two coastal sites, namely Ocean City on the United States east coast and the Ebro Delta on the Spanish Mediterranean coast, in order to calculate quantities for assessing the storm impact on beaches, such as eroded volume, overwash volume, beach crest reduction, and contour-line retreat. These quantities were subsequently analysed to derive empirical probability distribution functions to be utilised in different types of risk assessment concerning flooding and erosion in coastal areas.

  • Coastal Flood Hazard Mapping at two scales. Application to the Ebro delta  Open access

     Alvarado Aguilar, Dagoberto
    Defense's date: 2009-12-21
    Department of Hydraulic, Maritime and Environmental Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
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    Aquesta tesi proposa un marc metodològic per a la determinació d'Àrees amb Risc d'Inundació i l'Avaluació de Danys per Tempestes Costaneres, en dues escales de treball: una a llarg termini relacionat amb l'Elevació Relativa del Nivell del Mar i una altra episòdic/extrem relacionada amb esdeveniments de tempesta. La incorporació de la resposta morfodinàmica de la costa als esdeveniments de tempesta és una part fonamental d'aquesta proposta. Aquest marc metodològic va ser aplicat al Delta de l'Ebre El principal procés en l'escenari a llarg termini que pot causar importants canvis en zones costaneres amb poca elevació (per exemple, el Delta de l'Ebre), és l'Elevació del Nivell del Mar. Degut a això, es reproduïxen tres escenaris d'elevació del nivell del mar per a determinar àrees potencialment inundables, tenint en compte el paper de les estructures interiors -com canals, dics i carreteres- en la prevenció d'inundacions. L'escenari extrem o episòdic, s'associa a processos amb períodes de retorn molt amplis i que no presenten una periodicitat en el temps. En aquest cas, es van identificar les àrees inundables associades a tempestes costaneres amb períodes de retorn de 10, 50, 100 i 500 anys. Per a la determinació d'aquestes àrees, es va identificar la resposta morfodinámica de la costa i la distribució de la inundació a la part posterior de la platja. Així mateix, es va dur a terme una avaluació dels danys i pèrdues associades a la inundació. Per a això es van emprar els valors dels serveis ecològics de l'ecosistema. I es va implementar un indicador de Vulnerabilitat Costanera a l'Erosió per Tempestes.

    Esta tesis propone un marco metodológico para la determinacion de Areas con Riesgo a Inundaciones y la Evaluación de Daños por Tormentas Costeras, en dos escalas de trabajo: una a largo plazo relacionada con la Elevacion Relativa Nivel del Mar y una episódica/extrema relacionada con eventos de tormenta. La incorporación de la respuesta morfodinamica de la costa a eventos de tormenta es una parte fundamental de esta propuesta. Este marco metodológico fue aplicado en el Delta del Ebro. El principal proceso en el escenario a largo plazo que puede causar cambios importantes en zonas costeras con poca elevación (por ejemplo, el Delta del Ebro), es la Elevación del Nivel del Mar. Por lo anterior, se reproducen tres escenarios de elevación del nivel del mar para determinar áreas potencialmente inundables, teniendo en cuenta el papel de las estructuras interiores -como canales, diques y carreteras- en la prevención de inundaciones. El escenario extremo o episódico, se asocia a procesos con periodos de retorno muy amplios y que no presentan una periodicidad en el tiempo. En este caso, se identificaron las áreas inundables asociadas a tormentas costeras con periodos de retorno de 10, 50, 100 y 500 años. Para la determinación de estas àreas, se identifico la respuesta morfodinámica de la costa y la distribución de la inundación en la parte posterior de la playa. Así mismo se llevo a cabo una evaluación de los daños y perdidas asociadas a la inundación. Para lo cual se emplearon los valores de los servicios ecológicos del ecosistema. Y se implemento un indicador de Vulnerabilidad Costera a la Erosión por Tormentas.

    A methodological framework for Flood Hazard Mapping and Damage Assessment to Coastal Storms was proposed in this thesis in two working scales: A long-term scale related to Relative Sea-Level Rise, and an episodic/extreme scale related to storm events. The incorporation of coastal response to storm events in this framework is a basic part of this proposal. This methodological framework was aplied to the Ebro Delta. In terms of the long term scale, the Relative Sea Level Rise is the main process that can cause important changes in low-lying coastal areas, such as Ebro Delta. Three possible scenarios of sea level rise were reproduced to determine potentially flood areas considering the paper of the inner structures - like channels, docks and highways - in the floods prevention. The extreme/episodic scenario is associated to processes that have very large return periods and do not exhibit a periodicity in the time. Flood areas associated to coastal storms with return periods of 10, 50, 100 and 500 years were identified. For this aim, the coastal morphodynamic response and the backbeach flood distribution were studied. Additionally, an evaluation of the lost and damages associated to flood was carry out. For this study, the values of the ecological services of the ecosystem were used. An indicator of Coastal Vulnerability to the Erosion by Storms was also implement.

  • VULNERABILIDAD COSTERA A MULTIPLES AGENTES. APLICACION AL LITORAL CATALAN

     Valdemoro Garcia, Herminia; Gracia Garcia, Vicente; Mendoza Ponce, Ernesto Tonatiuh; Bosom, Eva; Lozoya Azcárate, Juan Pablo; Jimenez Quintana, Jose Antonio
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  • Geomorphic coastal vulnerability to storms in microtidal fetch-limited environments: application to NW Mediterranean & N Adriatic Seas

     Jimenez Quintana, Jose Antonio; Bosom, E
    Journal of coastal research
    Date of publication: 2009-01
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