iCOASST – integrating coastal sediment systems

iCOASST – integrating coastal sediment systems.
Nicholls, R.J.and Bradbury, A. and Burningham, H. and Dix, J. and Ellis, M. and French, J. and Hall, J.W. and Karunarathna , H. and Lawn, J. and Pan, S. and Reeve, D.E. and Rogers, B. and Souza, A. and Stansby, P.K. and Sutherland, J. and Tarrant, O. and Walkden, M.J.A. and Whitehouse, R.J.S.
In: ICCE 2012 (33rd International Conference on Coastal Engineering), 2012, Santander, Spain. (2012)

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Official URL:http://journals.tdl.org/icce/index.php/icce/article/view/6866
Abstract:UK coasts are subject to widespread erosion in part due to the cumulative effect of human intervention on soft coastlines, and further threatened due to more rapid change due to climate change, especially sea-level rise. At the same time, Shoreline Management now requires predictions of coastal evolution up to 100 years in the future. This leads to the challenge of predicting coastal geomorphic behaviour at the mesoscale (10 to 100 km and 10 to 100 years). Currently, this is often based on expert judgement. However, relevant components for mesoscale coastal simulation are emerging, including: (1) new methods for system-level analysis of coast, estuary and offshore landform behaviour, which include engineering and management interventions in a consistent manner to natural drivers; (2) well validated ‘bottom-up’ hydrodynamic and sediment transport models such as POLCOMS and TELEMAC; (3) operational ‘reduced complexity models’ of selected coastal landforms (e.g., cliffs (SCAPE), estuaries (ASMITA), saltmarsh (SLAMM)); and (4) growing observational datasets that allow data-driven approaches to coastal analysis and prediction. The iCOASST Project will use these components to develop and apply an integrated systems modelling framework for mesoscale coastal simulation as explained in this paper.
Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:Coasts > General
ID Code:613
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