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dc.contributor.authorBosserelle, Cyprienen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorGallop, Shari L.en_NZ
dc.contributor.authorHaigh, Ivan D.en_NZ
dc.contributor.authorPattiaratchi, Charitha B.en_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-09T20:59:39Z
dc.date.available2021-03-09T20:59:39Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.citationBosserelle, C., Gallop, S. L., Haigh, I. D., & Pattiaratchi, C. B. (2021). The influence of reef topography on storm-driven sand flux. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 9(3), 272–272. https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9030272en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/14161
dc.description.abstractNatural formations of rock and coral can support geologically controlled beaches, where the beach dynamics are significantly influenced by these structures. However, little is known about how alongshore variations in geological controls influence beach morphodynamics. Therefore, in this study we focus on the storm response of a beach (Yanchep in south Western Australia) that has strong alongshore variation in the level of geological control because of the heterogeneous calcarenite limestone reef. We used a modified version of XBeach to simulate the beach morphodynamics during a significant winter storm event. We find that the longshore variation in topography of the reef resulted in: (1) strong spatial difference in current distribution, including areas with strong currents jets; and (2) significant alongshore differences in sand flux, with larger fluxes in areas strongly geologically controlled by reefs. In particular, this resulted in enhanced beach erosion at the boundary of the reef where strong currents jet-exited the nearshore.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherMDPI AGen_NZ
dc.rights© 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
dc.titleThe influence of reef topography on storm-driven sand fluxen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/jmse9030272en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfJournal of Marine Science and Engineeringen_NZ
pubs.begin-page272
pubs.elements-id259907
pubs.end-page272
pubs.issue3en_NZ
pubs.publication-statusPublished onlineen_NZ
pubs.volume9en_NZ
dc.identifier.eissn2077-1312en_NZ


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