FIELD STUDY OF CONTRASTING BEACH RECOVERY PROCESSES OBSERVED IN NAMI-ITA and KIRIKIRI COASTS AFTER THE 2011 TOHOKU EARTHQUAKE

Y. Kojima, Y. Tajima, Y. Matsuba, T. Shimozono, T. Terasawa, K. Abe

Abstract


The 2011 Tohoku Earthquake caused significant shoreline retreat along the northern Pacific coast of Japan and most of the affected beaches have not yet fully recovered even six years after the event. This study investigates overall characteristics of the shoreline change after the event and also investigates contrasting beach recovery processes observed in Nami-ita and Kirikiri coasts.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.9753/icce.v36.sediment.94