SURF-ZONE MID-TERM MORPHODYNAMICS

SURF-ZONE MID-TERM MORPHODYNAMICS

Surf-zone mid-term morphodynamics (2010-2013), is an R&D project financed by the Spanish Ministry of Economy through the Juan de la Cierva programme. Its main goal is to research the impact of morphological changes which take place on the surf zone by developing  numerical models and analysing the data obtained through the  HORUS video monitoring system. The surf zone is a complex 3D system in which the morphologyresults not only from the exterior forcing or external structures, but also due to its own behaviour, producing rythmic bars and rip currents due to self organization mechanisms. These characteristic surf zone patterns affect the coast line and the width of the dry beach. 

 

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