AN ATTEMPT TO MODEL LONGSHORE SEDIMENT TRANSPORT ON THE CATALAN COAST

J.P. Sierra, A. Lo Presti, A. Sanchez-Arcilla

Abstract


In this work, the main variables involved in one-line shoreline evolution models have been identified and typical values for them have been found for different zones of the Catalan Coast. These values have been employed in a shoreline evolution model. The model has been calibrated in several points of the Catalan Coast, adjusting the free parameters in a longshore sediment transport formula. Taking into account the quality of the results, the model seems to be an efficient tool for medium term coastal engineering purposes.

Keywords


sediment transport; Catalan Coast; transport model

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