Coastal shapes. Geentic clasification 1973 - 2010

Suarez, P. and Negro Valdecantos, Vicente and Diez Gonzalez, Jose Javier and López Gutiérrez, José Santos and Campo Yagüe, José María del (2011). Coastal shapes. Geentic clasification 1973 - 2010. "Journal of Coastal Research", v. 64 (n. ICS2011); pp. 836-839. ISSN 0749-0208.


Title: Coastal shapes. Geentic clasification 1973 - 2010
  • Suarez, P.
  • Negro Valdecantos, Vicente
  • Diez Gonzalez, Jose Javier
  • López Gutiérrez, José Santos
  • Campo Yagüe, José María del
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Journal of Coastal Research
Date: May 2011
Volume: 64
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Caminos, Canales y Puertos (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Civil: Ordenación del Territorio, Urbanismo y Medio Ambiente [hasta 2014]
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An analysis of a stretch of coastline shows multiple alterations through environmental climate actions. The narrow, fragile line displays singularities due to three basic causes. The first is the discontinuity in feed or localised loss of solid coastal material. Called massics, their simplest examples are deltas and undersea canyons. The second is due to a brusque change in the alignment of the shoreline’s edge, headlands, groins, harbour and defence works. Given the name of geometric singularities, their simplest uses are artificial beaches in the shelter of a straight groin or spits. The third is due to littoral dynamics, emerged or submerged obstacles which diffract and refract wave action, causing a change in the sea level’s super-elevation in breaker areas. Called dynamics, the simplest examples are salients, tombolos and shells. Discussion of the causes giving rise to variations in the coastline and formation of singularities is the raison d’être of investigation, using actual cases to check the suitability of the classification proposed, the tangential or differential action of waves on the coastal landscape in addition to possible simple, compound and complex shapes detected in nature, both in erosion and deposit processes

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