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    • A multivariate model of NW Mediterranean extreme events at present and future climate: hydrodynamics, energy and duration 

      Lin Ye, Jue; García León, Manuel; Gracia Garcia, Vicente; Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín (International Association for Mathematical Geosciences (IAMG), 2015)
      Conference report
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      A statistical model of the future wave-extreme-climate under the RCP8.5 Climatic-Change scenario was required. Some variables of interest are energy, unitary energy, peak wave-period, duration, wave direction and growth-decay ...
    • A multivariate statistical model of extreme events: an application to the Catalan coast 

      Lin Ye, Jue; García León, Manuel; Gracia Garcia, Vicente; Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín (2016-11)
      Article
      Open Access
      Wave extreme events can be understood as the combination of Storm-intensity, Directionality and Intra-time distribution. However, the dependence structure among these factors is still unclear. A methodology has been developed ...
    • A new generation of early warning systems for coastal risk: the iCoast project 

      Gracia Garcia, Vicente; García León, Manuel; Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín; Gault, Jeremy; Oller, Pere; Fernández, Juan; Sairouni, Abdel; Cristofori, Elena; Toldrà, Ramón (2014)
      Conference lecture
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      A new coastal early warning system CEWS called iCoast for the NW Mediterranean Sea is under development. It is composed of three numerical modules: meteorological, hydrodynamic and morphodynamic. The CEWS is designed for ...
    • Assessing the impact of sea level rise on port operability using LiDAR-derived digital elevation models 

      Gracia Garcia, Vicente; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Gómez, Marta; Pedrol, Mònica; Sampé, Sara; García León, Manuel; Gironella Cobos, Xavier (2019-10)
      Article
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      One of the main consequences of climate change is the sea level rise (SLR), which impacts coastal areas affecting many infrastructures, particularly seaports, whose operations may be jeopardized. In this paper, a methodological ...
    • Assessment of green measures as coastal defences using numerical models 

      Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín; García León, Manuel; Gracia Garcia, Vicente; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo (2017)
      Conference report
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      Climate change may reduce the performance and design life of “grey” coastal engineering interventions. Green solutions can be combined with present infrastructures providing extra flexibility to adapt our present beaches ...
    • Breaching of a barrier beach under extreme events: the role of morphodynamic simulations 

      Gracia Garcia, Vicente; García León, Manuel; Grifoll Colls, Manel; Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín (Coastal Education Research Foundation (CERF), Coastal Processes Research Group, School of Marine Science and Engineering, Plymouth University, 2013)
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      A study of three breaching episodes of the Trabucador barrier beach (Spanish Mediterranean coast) is presented. The analysis is done from a modeling perspective using XBEACH and SWAN. The morphodynamic model (XBEACH) has ...
    • Coastal flooding and erosion under a changing climate: implications at a low-lying coast (Ebro delta) 

      Grases, Albert; Gracia Garcia, Vicente; García León, Manuel; Lin Ye, Jue; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo (2020-02)
      Article
      Open Access
      Episodic coastal hazards associated to sea storms are responsible for sudden and intense changes in coastal morphology. Climate change and local anthropogenic activities such as river regulation and urban growth are raising ...
    • Coastal risk forecast system : fostering proactive management at the Catalan coast 

      García León, Manuel (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2018-07-10)
      Doctoral thesis
      Open Access
      The action of sea storms is one of the most complex littoral processes with deep management implications. Along the Catalan shoreline which is about 700 km long, 190 km are subject to erosion and/or flooding. Around one ...
    • Coastal sustainability for uncertain futures: a Spanish Mediterranean case from the RISES-AM- project 

      Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Gracia Garcia, Vicente; García León, Manuel; Jiménez Quintana, José Antonio; Mösso Aranda, César; Valdemoro Garcia, Herminia (2015)
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      This document presents the impacts of future climatic conditions as a function of coastal typology. The impact assessment is carried out at decadal and storm scales showing how such a combination produces the worst levels ...
    • Copernicus Marine Service Ocean State Report, Issue 4 

      von Schuckmann, Karina; Le Traon, Pierre-Yves; Smith, Neville; García León, Manuel; Zunino, Serena (2020-09)
      Article
      Open Access
      The 4th edition of the Copernicus Marine Service Ocean State Report (OSR 4) published in 2020 provides information on changes and variations in the ocean over the past decades, with a focus on changes in the marine environment ...
    • Erosion caused by propeller jets in a low energy harbour basin 

      Mujal Colilles, Anna; Gironella Cobos, Xavier; Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín; Puig i Polo, Càrol; García León, Manuel (2017-01)
      Article
      Open Access
      Field data of a harbour basin are compared with analytical formulations for predicting maximum scouring depth due to propeller jets. Spatial data analysis of seven-year biannual bathymetries quantifies the evolution of the ...
    • Evaluation of transient defence measures against storms 

      García León, Manuel; Gracia Garcia, Vicente; Robichaux, Laura; Kroger, Arne; Gault, Jeremy; Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín (2015)
      Conference report
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      Transient Defence Measures (TDM) are defined as actions that can be taken in advance in the coastal zone in order to reduce the impacts of an specific forecasted storm event. The design of such transient works requires ...
    • First considerations on environmental friendly solutions to protect the southern Romanian coast 

      Monclús, Albert; Dinu, Irina; García León, Manuel; Lin Ye, Jue; Gracia Garcia, Vicente; Stanica, Adrian (GeoEcoMar, 2018-12)
      Article
      Open Access
      The aim of this work is to assess the effect of a nature-based solution for reducing wave heights on the Southern Romanian coast. Apart from investigating the presence of seagrass from the environmental point of view, there ...
    • Green measures for Mediterranean harbours under a changing climate 

      Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; García León, Manuel; Gracia Garcia, Vicente; Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín (2017-06)
      Article
      Open Access
      Harbour operability may be hampered by climate change. Green solutions can be used to provide extra flexibility with respect to present grey infrastructure to adapt to, and mitigate, such functional disruptions with ...
    • Hydro morphodynamic modelling in Mediterranean storms: errors and uncertainties under sharp gradients 

      Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín; Gracia Garcia, Vicente; García León, Manuel (2014-02)
      Article
      Open Access
      This paper deals with the limits in hydrodynamic and morphodynamic predictions for semi-enclosed coastal domains subject to sharp gradients (in bathymetry, topography, sediment transport and coastal damages). It starts ...
    • Impact of climate change on nearshore waves at a beach protected by a barrier reef 

      la Hausse de Lalouviere, Claude; Gracia Garcia, Vicente; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Lin Ye, Jue; García León, Manuel (2020-06)
      Article
      Open Access
      Barrier reefs dissipate most incoming wind-generated waves and, as a consequence, regulate the morphodynamics of its inbounded shorelines. The coastal protective capacity of reefs may nevertheless be compromised by climate ...
    • Managing coastal environments under climate change: pathways to adaptation 

      Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín; García León, Manuel; Gracia Garcia, Vicente; Devoy, Robert; Stanica, Adrian; Gault, Jeremy (2016-12)
      Article
      Open Access
      This paper deals with the question of how to manage vulnerable coastal systems so as to make them sustainable under present and future climates. This is interpreted in terms of the coastal functionality, mainly natural ...
    • Metodología para la delimitación de la zona de inundación del oleaje en el mapa para la prevención de riesgos geológicos de Cataluña 

      Pinyol, Jordi; García León, Manuel; Gonzalez, Marta; Lin Ye, Jue; Oller, Pere; Gracia Garcia, Vicente; Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín (2015)
      Conference report
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      El Mapa para la Prevención de Riesgos Geológicos a escala 1:25.000 (MPRG25M) del Institut Cartogràfic i Geològic de Catalunya es un mapa multi-peligrosidad que incluye la representación de los fenómenos y indicios de ...
    • Modelización del comportamiento de la playa del Trabucador (Delta del Ebro) bajo el efecto de temporales 

      García León, Manuel (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2012-06-01)
      Minor thesis
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    • Modelling barrier beaches under storms with XBEACH: The case of the Trabucador bar 

      García León, Manuel; Solé, J.M.; Gracia Garcia, Vicente; Alomar, Marta; Tolosana Delgado, Raimon; Fernández, J.; Pallarès López, Elena; Jiménez Quintana, José Antonio; Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín (2011)
      Conference report
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