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Assessing beach and dune erosion and vulnerability under sea level rise: A Case study in the Mediterranean Sea

AuthorsEnríquez, Alejandra R.; Marcos, Marta ; Falqués, Albert; Roelvink, Dano
Keywordssea level rise
shoreline changes
beach erosion
Mediterranean Sea
coastal protection
Issue Date25-Jan-2019
PublisherFrontiers Media
CitationFrontiers in Marine Science 6: 4 (2019)
AbstractIn this study, we estimate the shoreline retreat, the vulnerability and the erosion rates of an open beach-dune system under projected sea level rise (SLR) and the action of wind-waves (separately and in combination). The methodology is based on the combination of two state-of-the-art numerical models (XBeach and Q2D-morfo) applied in a probabilistic framework and it is implemented in an open sandy beach in Menorca Island (Western Mediterranean). We compute the shoreline response to SLR during the 21st century and we assess the changing impacts of storm waves on the aerial beach-dune system. Results demonstrate the relevant role that the beach backshore features, such as the berm, play as coastal defense, reducing the shoreline retreat and dune vulnerability rates in the near-term (a few decades ahead) and highlighting the importance of simulating the beach morphodynamic processes in coastal impacts assessments. Our findings point at SLR as the major driver of the projected impacts over the beach-dune system, leading to an increase of ~25% of the volume eroded due to storm waves by the end of the century with respect to present-day conditions.
Publisher version (URL)http://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2019.00004
Identifiersdoi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00004
e-issn: 2296-7745
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