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Larger-scale morphodynamic impacts of segmented shore-parallel breakwaters on coasts and beaches: an overview of the LEACOAST2 Project

By Shunqi Pan, Dominic Reeve, Mark Davidson, Brian O'Connor, Chris Vincent, Tony Dolphin, Judith Wolf, Pete Thorne, Paul Bell, Alex Souza, Tim Chesher, Hakeem Johnson and Adam Leadbetter


This paper presents an overview of the LEACOAST2 research project, studying the large-scale morphological impacts of nearshore flood defense structures (shoreparallel breakwaters) on coasts and beaches. The project uses a study site at Sea Palling, Norfolk, UK, where nine segmented shore-parallel breakwaters are present, to conduct detailed field measurements, regularly bathymetric surveys, and long-term remote-sensing monitoring. Both process-based and probabilistic models are applied to the site to investigate the beach response to the nearshore structures for short-term storm conditions and longer-term macro-tidal conditions. The paper also highlights the key findings obtained from the projec

Topics: Marine Sciences
Year: 2010
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