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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)
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    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)
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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)
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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 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 ...
  • 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)
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    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)
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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)
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    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)
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    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)
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    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 ...
  • 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)
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    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)
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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)
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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)
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  • Multivariate hybrid modelling of future wave-storms at the northwestern Black Sea 

    Lin Ye, Jue; García León, Manuel; Gracia Garcia, Vicente; Ortego Martínez, María Isabel; Stanica, Adrian; Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín (2018-02)
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    The characterization of future wave-storms and their relationship to large-scale climate can provide useful information for environmental or urban planning at coastal areas. A hybrid methodology (process-based and statistical) ...
  • Multivariate statistical modelling of future marine storms 

    Lin Ye, Jue; García León, Manuel; Gracia Garcia, Vicente; Ortego Martínez, María Isabel; Lionello, Piero; Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín (2017-04)
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    Extreme events, such as wave-storms, need to be characterized for coastal infrastructure design purposes. Such description should contain information on both the univariate behaviour and the joint-dependence of storm-variables. ...
  • Natural accretion mechanisms: the role in future coastal sustainability 

    Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín; Gracia Garcia, Vicente; García León, Manuel; Jiménez Quintana, José Antonio; Cáceres Rabionet, Iván; Valdemoro Garcia, Herminia (World Scientific Publishing, 2015)
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    Although recent research has focused on erosive processes, natural accretion mechanisms have been known for many years, and they can provide an efficient solution to deal with sediment starved coasts. In this paper we shall ...
  • Operational forecast of beach morphodynamics: reliability and prediction limits 

    Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín; Gracia Garcia, Vicente; Grifoll Colls, Manel; García León, Manuel; Pallarés, Elena (Coastal Engineering Research Council, 2012)
    Conference lecture
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    The paper presents a nested and coupled modelling suite including meteorological, waves, currents and morphodynamics sub-routines. The sequence has been applied to two distinctiv e beaches along the Catalan coast in the ...