EQUILIBRIUM MODELING OF CURRENT AND FUTURE BEACH EVOLUTION: VOUGOT BEACH, FRANCE
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Chataigner, T., Yates, M., Dantec, N. L., Suanez, S., Floch, F., Bouvard, G., Leary, M., Petton, C., & Cailler, N. (2020). EQUILIBRIUM MODELING OF CURRENT AND FUTURE BEACH EVOLUTION: VOUGOT BEACH, FRANCE. Coastal Engineering Proceedings, (36v), sediment.17. https://doi.org/10.9753/icce.v36v.sediment.17

Abstract

The impacts of climate change, including sea level and wave climate changes, may increase future erosion risks. Thus, it is important to improve knowledge of the dominant physical processes controlling medium- to long-term shoreline evolution, as well as the performance of beach evolution models reproducing past observations and predicting future changes. Empirical equilibrium beach change models may be an optimal choice at these spatial and temporal scales. Here, morphological changes at Vougot Beach (Brittany, France) are analyzed by evaluating the cross-shore evolution of contour elevations (-1 to 6m) along six intertidal beach profiles using observations and an equilibrium beach change model, and then three methods for estimating the impacts of climate change are applied and compared.

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