Operational forecast of beach morphodynamics: reliability and prediction limits
Document typeConference lecture
PublisherCoastal Engineering Research Council
Rights accessOpen Access
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 Spanish Mediterranean. Models and observations from two intensive campaigns have been compared to establish the accuracy and reliability of morphodynamic simulations, with the aim to determine uncertainty intervals and to assess the suitability of using such a modelling tool for reducing storm induced risks in beach management.
CitationSanchez-arcilla, A. [et al.]. Operational forecast of beach morphodynamics: reliability and prediction limits. A: International Conference on Coastal Engineering. "Proceedings of 33rd Conference on Coastal Engineering, Santander, Spain, 2012". Santander: Coastal Engineering Research Council, 2012, p. 1-11.