Sediment transport pattern at the Barra Nova inlet, south Portugal: a conceptual model

TitreSediment transport pattern at the Barra Nova inlet, south Portugal: a conceptual model
Type de publicationArticle de revue
AuteurBalouin, Yann, Howa, Hélène
EditeurSpringer Verlag
TypeArticle scientifique dans une revue à comité de lecture
Année2001
LangueAnglais
Date2001
Numéro4
Pagination226 - 235
Volume21
Titre de la revueGeo-Marine Letters
ISSN0276-0460 / 1432-1157
Résumé en anglais

The Barra Nova inlet, in south Portugal, is known to migrate progressively southeastwards under wave action. The morphodynamics of this system during a representative year suggests that this long-term evolution is dependent on a seasonal behavior of the tidal inlet which can be described through a three-stage model of post-storm, transition and extended fair-weather conditions. Processes involved in this evolution indicate that the historical migration of the Barra Nova is not dependent on the longshore drift forcing constricting the channel on the updrift coast, but rather on the adjustment of the system to a major erosion of the downdrift coast during short storm events.

URL de la noticehttp://okina.univ-angers.fr/publications/ua3923
DOI10.1007/s00367-001-0087-1
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00367-001-0087-1