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MAREJADAS (COASTAL STORMS) IMPACT SCALE FOR WARNING SYSTEMS. (2020). Coastal Engineering Proceedings, 36v, management.44.


The magnitude of the impact produced by extreme waves events on the coast (such as run-up, erosion of beaches, structure overtopping and damage) depends on the combination of the magnitude of local wave, tide level and coast features (Ciavola & Coco 2017). All these factors, considering mainly those necessary to determine the magnitude of local wave, show that the impact that can be observed by this phenomenon can present important differences in nearby coasts. In Chile, the events of July 3, 2013, August 8, 2015, and January 2016 were the most energetic of the last decades from each generation zone (Winckler 2017), those that caused considerable damage in specific places on the Chilean coast. Since these events, the term Marejadas became popular and the phenomenon calls for high interest to this day.

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Campos (2016). Análisis de marejadas históricas y recientes en las costas de Chile. Memoria de Título de Ingeniero Civil Oceánico, Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad de Valparaíso, Valparaíso, 136 pp.

Ciavola, Coco (2017). Coastal Storms: Processes and Impacts; John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Hoboken, NJ, USA, 258.

Winckler, Contreras-López, Campos, Beyá, Molina (2017). El temporal del 8 de agosto de 2015 en las regiones de Valparaíso y Coquimbo, Chile Central. Lat. Am. J. Aquat. Res., 45(4): 622-648, 2017, DOI: 10.3856/vol45-issue4-fulltext-1.

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