Morphologic change and morphodynamics at high-energy embayed beaches in Southwestern Portugal

Carlos Loureiro, Óscar Ferreira, Andrew Cooper

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Abstract

Along the southwestern coast of Portugal, a high-energy, swelldominated environment with a markedly seasonal wave climate, morphologicchange in three embayed beaches was regularly monitored over a two year period.While a general seasonal pattern was identified, the occurrence of a storm groupinduced dramatic beach response, producing marked interannual variability.Significant spatial variations in behaviour emerged during the monitoring period,inducing alongshore non-uniform beach change within each embayment. Megaripswere the prevailing mechanism responsible for the extreme erosion experienced inall three beaches, and their specific location (controlled by topography) contributesto the variability observed within each beach. Despite severe beach erosion, duneswere unaffected, which suggests long-term stability of these high-energy,dissipative, embayed coastlines.Introduction
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
EditorsJ.D. Rosati, P Wang, T.M. Roberts
Pages1375-1389
Number of pages14
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventCoastal Sediments 2011 - Miami
Duration: 1 Jan 2011 → …

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ConferenceCoastal Sediments 2011
Period1/01/11 → …

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morphodynamics
beach
energy
high energy environment
beach erosion
wave climate
coast
spatial variation
topography
erosion
monitoring

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Loureiro, C., Ferreira, Ó., & Cooper, A. (2011). Morphologic change and morphodynamics at high-energy embayed beaches in Southwestern Portugal. In J. D. Rosati, P. Wang, & T. M. Roberts (Eds.), Unknown Host Publication (Vol. 2, pp. 1375-1389)
Loureiro, Carlos ; Ferreira, Óscar ; Cooper, Andrew. / Morphologic change and morphodynamics at high-energy embayed beaches in Southwestern Portugal. Unknown Host Publication. editor / J.D. Rosati ; P Wang ; T.M. Roberts. Vol. 2 2011. pp. 1375-1389
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Loureiro, C, Ferreira, Ó & Cooper, A 2011, Morphologic change and morphodynamics at high-energy embayed beaches in Southwestern Portugal. in JD Rosati, P Wang & TM Roberts (eds), Unknown Host Publication. vol. 2, pp. 1375-1389, Coastal Sediments 2011, 1/01/11.

Morphologic change and morphodynamics at high-energy embayed beaches in Southwestern Portugal. / Loureiro, Carlos; Ferreira, Óscar; Cooper, Andrew.

Unknown Host Publication. ed. / J.D. Rosati; P Wang; T.M. Roberts. Vol. 2 2011. p. 1375-1389.

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Loureiro C, Ferreira Ó, Cooper A. Morphologic change and morphodynamics at high-energy embayed beaches in Southwestern Portugal. In Rosati JD, Wang P, Roberts TM, editors, Unknown Host Publication. Vol. 2. 2011. p. 1375-1389