Beach-Dune System Morphodynamics

Edited by
September 2022
276 pages
  • ISBN978-3-0365-5027-5 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-0365-5028-2 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Beach-Dune System Morphodynamics that was published in

Environmental & Earth Sciences

Coastal dunes are known for their functions in ecological systems in addition to their aesthetic qualities, providing a highly valuable and unique habitat due to their biodiversity of flora and fauna. They also represent the boundary between land and sea, acting as a protective natural barrier against flooding due to storm surges and wave action. Beach–dune systems are highly dynamic features whose evolution is primarily determined by the mutual and complex exchange of sand through hydrodynamic and eolian processes. The sustainable and resilient conservation of beach–dune (eco)systems in a changing climate requires important insights from multidisciplinary studies and approaches. Toward this vision, this Special Issue is dedicated to collecting original scientific contributions based on field observations, laboratory experiments, and/or numerical models.

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coastal storms; tropical cyclones; coastal hazards; incipient foredunes; Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale; Isle of Palms; South Carolina; numerical modeling; XBeach; morphodynamic; dune; beach; synthetic storm; antecedent topography; uncertainty; time and space variograms; intertidal barred beach morphology; stochastic modeling; space-time covariance model; data-based modeling; dune growth; storm recovery; barrier island; Dauphin Island; aeolian sediment transport; wind flow; field experiments; nature-based solutions; sand trapping fences; erosion; vulnerability; eco-recovery; colloidal nanosilica; sediment transport; laboratory experiments; longevity; resistance; erosion potential; dune erosion; CART analysis; New Jersey; dune systems; anthropogenic pressure; shoreline changes; coastal erosion; historical cartography; satellite imagery; QGIS; Calabria; airflow around buildings; aeolian sediment transport; erosion and deposition patterns; beach structures; computational fluid dynamics (CFD); dune; erosion; wave climate; sea storms; longshore transport; river transport; erosion potential; dune erosion; New Jersey; fragility curves; probabilistic dune response; coastal hazards; wave–beach/dune interaction; resistance; resilience; adaptation; nature-based solutions; hybrid approaches; n/a