(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Short-term beach rotation, wave climate and the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO)

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

THOMAS T. (1) ; PHILLIPS M.R. (2) ; WILLIAMS A.T. (2) ; JENKINS R.E. (2) ;
(1) Carmarthenshire County Council, ROYAUME-UNI
(2) Metropolitan Univ., Swansea, ROYAUME-UNI


Beach profile surveys, offshore wave climate and variations in atmospheric conditions have been utilized to assess a short-term beach rotation phenomenon in a headland embayment Tenby, West Wales. Several forcing variables related to wind and wave regimes, together with major climatic variations expressed by the NAO index, are utilized to evaluate processes governing short-term beach rotation phenomena. Significant research findings are assessed with relevance to other coastal locations worldwide. It is suggested that models developed in similar systems elsewhere will form the basis of human intervention or no active intervention strategies


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 35, no3 [pp. 333-352]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 6 fig., 5 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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