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Extreme wave activity during 2013/2014 winter and morphological impacts along the Atlantic coast of Europe

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Studies of coastal vulnerability due to climate change tend to focus on the consequences of sea level rise, rather than the complex coastal responses resulting from changes to the extreme wave climate. Here we investigate the 2013/2014 winter wave conditions that severely impacted the Atlantic coast of Europe and demonstrate that this winter was the most energetic along most of the Atlantic coast of Europe since at least 1948. Along exposed open-coast sites, extensive beach and dune erosion occurred due to offshore sediment transport. More sheltered sites experienced less erosion and one of the sites even experienced accretion due to beach rotation induced by alongshore sediment transport. Storm wave conditions such as were encountered during the 2013/2014 winter have the potential to dramatically change the equilibrium state (beach gradient, coastal alignment, and nearshore bar position) of beaches along the Atlantic coast of Europe.

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keyboard_arrow_right Titre : Extreme wave activity during 2013/2014 winter and morphological impacts along the Atlantic coast of Europe
keyboard_arrow_right Type de documentation : Articles
keyboard_arrow_right Auteur(s) personne(s) : Floc’h France, Jackson Derek, Suanez Serge, Dodet, Guillaume , Scott Tim, Castelle, Bruno , Masselink Gerd
keyboard_arrow_right Auteur(s) organisme(s) : Domaines Océaniques Technopôle Brest-Iroise, Centre for Coastal and Marine Research, UMR 6554 Littoral environnement télédétection géomatique, EPOC - Environnements et Paléoenvironnements OCéaniques, School of Marine Science and Engineering
keyboard_arrow_right Date de publication : 20 février 2016
keyboard_arrow_right Editeur(s) : American Geophysical Union
keyboard_arrow_right Tags thématiques : changement climatique, côte, érosion côtière, littoral
keyboard_arrow_right Mots-clés libres : the Atlantic coast of Europe
keyboard_arrow_right Langue : Anglais
keyboard_arrow_right N° d'édition (ISBN,DOI...) : 10.1002/2015GL067492
keyboard_arrow_right Collection : Geophysical research letters

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