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LONGHORE SEDIMENT TRANSPORT ASSESSMENT BASED ON WAVE SYSTEMS. (2020). Coastal Engineering Proceedings, 36v, sediment.43. https://doi.org/10.9753/icce.v36v.sediment.43


Longshore sediment transport (LST) is one of the main factors influencing coastal morphology and its comprehensive assessment constitutes a valuable input for coastal management. In this work, the concept of long-term wave systems is used to analyze the wave climate of the Uruguayan Atlantic coast with focus on its impact on LST. It is shown how LST rate estimation changes by consider wave spectral partitions, identifies which wave systems contributes most to LST and provides a more detailed insight on its intra- and inter- annual variability and its correlation with climatic indexes.

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