The morphological changes caused by storm
events in two Barcelona beaches were recorded using
video monitoring techniques during the period 2001–2006.
Changes in shoreline position and configuration and submerged
bar position and shape were analyzed during the
25 major storm events that occurred during the study period.
Beach responses to storms were grouped into three
categories: shoreline advance or retreat (including rotation),
sandbar migration and/or configuration change (linear
or crescentic shape) and formation of megacusps. This
work provides examples of the differential adaptation of both
beaches to the same storm and of some unexpected morphological
responses of both beaches. The response of the beach
to storm events is not straightforward because wave conditions
are not the only relevant parameter to be considered. In
particular, in such embayed beaches it is crucial to take into
account their specific morphodynamic configuration prior to
CitacióOjeda, E.; Guillén, J.; Ribas, F. The morphodynamic responses of artificial embayed beaches to storm events. "Advances in geosciences", 2010, p. 99-103.