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Breaching of a barrier beach under extreme events: the role of morphodynamic simulations

Author
Gracia, V.; Garcia, M.; Grifoll, M.; Sanchez-arcilla, A.
Type of activity
Presentation of work at congresses
Name of edition
12th International Coastal Symposium
Date of publication
2013
Presentation's date
2013-04-10
Book of congress proceedings
Proceedings 12th International Coastal Symposium ICS2013: Plymouth Devon, United Kingdom, 9th to 12th April 2013
First page
951
Last page
956
Publisher
Coastal Education Research Foundation (CERF), Coastal Processes Research Group, School of Marine Science and Engineering, Plymouth University
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/19383 Open in new window
URL
http://ics2013.org/papers/Paper3807_rev.pdf Open in new window
Abstract
A study of three breaching episodes of the Trabucador barrier beach (Spanish Mediterranean coast) is presented. The analysis is done from a modeling perspective using XBEACH and SWAN. The morphodynamic model (XBEACH) has been validated with the available information. The so obtained Brier Skill Score index has been 0.44 which can be considered as acceptable. Results indicate that in all cases breaching was taking place after 8 hours of wave action (storm) or less. Besides, four main parameters c...
Citation
Gracia, V. [et al.]. Breaching of a barrier beach under extreme events: the role of morphodynamic simulations. A: International Coastal Symposium. "Proceedings 12th International Coastal Symposium ICS2013: Plymouth Devon, United Kingdom, 9th to 12th April 2013". Plymouth: Coastal Education Research Foundation (CERF), Coastal Processes Research Group, School of Marine Science and Engineering, Plymouth University, 2013, p. 951-956.
Keywords
Morphodynamics, X BEACH, barrier beach, breaching, numerical simulations
Group of research
LIM/UPC - Maritime Engineering Laboratory

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