(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Coastal storm characterization and morphological impacts on sandy coasts

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Dep. de Ciencias de la Terra, Fac. de Ciencias del Mar y Ambientales, Univ., Cádiz, ESPAGNE


The littoral investigated is located in the Gulf of Cadiz and faces the Atlantic Ocean on the south-west coast of Spain. Over the 1958-2001 period using the Storm Power Index, 377 events divided into 5 classes ranging from "weak" to "extreme" were characterized. In order to characterize beach response to storm events, 214 beach profiles carried out with a monthly periodicity over the 1996-1998 period along the Chipiona-Rota littoral were analysed, as well as published data. Different beach types were observed. The most important morphological changes were due to the impact of usually "weak" and "moderate" events during October and November that produced berm erosion and upper foreshore lowering, and the impact of "severe", "significant" and "extreme" events in December and January which produced dune escarpment, overwash and/or damage to coastal structures


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 36, no15 [pp. 1997-2010]

Bibliographic references : 67 ref.

Collation : 11 fig., 3 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1002/esp.2221

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