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Forecasts of seasonal to inter-annual beach change using a reduced physics beach profile model

Harshinie Karunarathna Orcid Logo, Yoshiaki Kuriyama, Hajime Mase, Jose M. Horrillo-Caraballo, Dominic Reeve Orcid Logo

Marine Geology, Volume: 365, Pages: 14 - 20

Swansea University Authors: Harshinie Karunarathna Orcid Logo, Dominic Reeve Orcid Logo

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Seasonal to inter-annual variability of beach profiles has been investigated using a one dimensional beach profile model developed on the ‘reduced-physics’ modelling approach. The model uses a diffusion formulation as the governing equation and adopts an inverse modelling technique for solving the e...

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Published in: Marine Geology
ISSN: 0025-3227
Published: 2015
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa21122
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Abstract: Seasonal to inter-annual variability of beach profiles has been investigated using a one dimensional beach profile model developed on the ‘reduced-physics’ modelling approach. The model uses a diffusion formulation as the governing equation and adopts an inverse modelling technique for solving the equation. The model was applied to Hasaki Beach in Japan to investigate medium term beach change. Hasaki beach is longshore uniform and characterised by a highly dynamic longshore bar-trough system. Seasonal to inter-annual scale beach change was then forecasted using the model. The results are compared with beach change determined from measured beach profiles at Hasaki between 2007 and 2011. The simple modelling approach used yields encouraging results of seasonal to inter-annual scale beach change at Hasaki Coast.
Keywords: Hasaki Coast, Diffusion equation, Inverse model, Beach modelling, Cross-shore morphodynamics
Start Page: 14
End Page: 20