Shoreline Response to a Sequence of Typhoon and Monsoon Events
AbstractShoreline continuously adapts to changing multi-scale wave forcing. This study investigates the shoreline evolution of tropical beaches exposed to monsoon events and storms with a case study in Vietnam, facing the South China Sea, over the particularly active 2013–2014 season, including the Cat-5 Haiyan typhoon. Our continuous video observations show for the first time that long-lasting monsoon events have more persistent impact (longer beach recovery phase) than typhoons. Using a shoreline equilibrium model, we estimate that the seasonal shoreline behavior is driven by the envelope of intra-seasonal events rather than monthly-averaged waves. Finally, the study suggests that the interplay between intra-seasonal event intensity and duration on the one hand and recovery conditions on the other might be of key significance. Their evolution in a variable or changing climate should be considered. View Full-Text
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Almar, R.; Marchesiello, P.; Almeida, L.P.; Thuan, D.H.; Tanaka, H.; Viet, N.T. Shoreline Response to a Sequence of Typhoon and Monsoon Events. Water 2017, 9, 364.
Almar R, Marchesiello P, Almeida LP, Thuan DH, Tanaka H, Viet NT. Shoreline Response to a Sequence of Typhoon and Monsoon Events. Water. 2017; 9(6):364.Chicago/Turabian Style
Almar, Rafael; Marchesiello, Patrick; Almeida, Luis P.; Thuan, Duong H.; Tanaka, Hitoshi; Viet, Nguyen T. 2017. "Shoreline Response to a Sequence of Typhoon and Monsoon Events." Water 9, no. 6: 364.
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