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Medellín, G., & Torres-Freyermuth, A. (2018). SEASONAL BEACH VARIABILITY ON A SEA-BREEZE DOMINATED BEACH. Coastal Engineering Proceedings, 1(36), sediment.72.


The knowledge of seasonal beach variability is fundamental to evaluate the beach resistance and resilience to either natural or anthropogenic perturbations. Therefore, beach monitoring programs are required to understand seasonal and long-term beach changes (e.g., Harley et al., 2010). Despite their importance, beach monitoring programs are scarce in Mexico. Thus, this study aims to analyze the inter-annual and intra-annual variability in the vicinity of coastal structures on a sea breeze dominated beach by means of high-spatial and temporal resolution beach surveys.


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