CONTRASTING STORM IMPACTS ON GRAVEL BEACHES – EXAMPLES FROM SOUTH ENGLAND

Tim Poate, Robert McCall, Gerd Masselink, Paul Russell, Mark Davidson

Abstract


Topographic surveys are used to assess response characteristics of eight gravel beaches to storm conditions across the south of England. Using profile volumes, pre- and post-storm, from surveys undertaken within a short temporal interval a quantitative assessment of beach response to corresponding wave conditions has been undertaken. Wide disparity in site response is found with contrasting accretionary and erosive behaviour observed un-correlated with nearshore hydrodynamics. In addition predictive runup corresponds poorly with measured effective runup.

Keywords


gravel; storm; response; runup;beach profile;

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