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Morphological changes, beach inundation and overwash caused by an extreme storm on a low-lying embayed beach bounded by a dune system (NW Mediterranean)

Author
Duran, R.; Guillén, J.; Ruiz , A.; Jimenez, J.A.; Sagrista, E.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Geomorphology
Date of publication
2016-12
Volume
274
First page
129
Last page
142
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.09.012 Open in new window
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/102761 Open in new window
URL
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169555X16308297 Open in new window
Abstract
The geomorphological evolution of a low-lying, micro-tidal sandy beach in the western Mediterranean, Pals beach, was characterized using airborne Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) data. Data were collected in prior to and six months after the impact of an extreme storm with a return period of approx. 50 years, with the aim of characterizing the beach's response to the storm. The use of repeated high-resolution topographic data to quantify beach geomorphic changes has allowed assessment of the ...
Citation
Duran, R., Guillén, J., Ruiz , A., Jimenez, J.A., Sagrista, E. Morphological changes, beach inundation and overwash caused by an extreme storm on a low-lying embayed beach bounded by a dune system (NW Mediterranean). "Geomorphology", Desembre 2016, vol. 274, p. 129-142.
Keywords
LiDAR, Sediment budget, Shoreline erosion and accretion, Vulnerability
Group of research
LIM/UPC - Maritime Engineering Laboratory

Participants

  • Duran, Ruth  (author)
  • Guillén Aranda, Jorge  (author)
  • Ruiz García, Antonio  (author)
  • Jimenez Quintana, Jose Antonio  (author)
  • Sagrista, Enric  (author)

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