The influence of offshore storm waves on groundwater dynamics and salinity in a sandy beach

Cartwright, Nick, Nielsen, Peter and Li, Ling (2004). The influence of offshore storm waves on groundwater dynamics and salinity in a sandy beach. In: Jane McKee Smith, Coastal Engineering 2004: Proceedings of the 29th International Conference. 29th International Conference on Coastal Engineering, Lisbon, Portugal, (1841-1850). 19 - 24 September 2004. doi:10.1142/9789812701916_0147


Author Cartwright, Nick
Nielsen, Peter
Li, Ling
Title of paper The influence of offshore storm waves on groundwater dynamics and salinity in a sandy beach
Conference name 29th International Conference on Coastal Engineering
Conference location Lisbon, Portugal
Conference dates 19 - 24 September 2004
Proceedings title Coastal Engineering 2004: Proceedings of the 29th International Conference
Journal name Coastal Engineering 2004, Vols 1-4
Place of Publication Teaneck, NJ, United States
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Co.
Publication Year 2004
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1142/9789812701916_0147
Open Access Status
ISBN 9789812562982
Editor Jane McKee Smith
Volume 1
Start page 1841
End page 1850
Total pages 10
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Field observations of the response of the salinity structure in a sandy beach to oceanic fluctuations during a 15-day monitoring period are presented and discussed. There was no observable response of the salinity structure to either the semi-diurnal or neap to spring tidal cycles. During the monitoring period there was an increase in significant wave heights up to 4.5m over a period of about 4 days which resulted in a pulse in shoreline water levels due to wave setup. This induced a significant response in both the groundwater levels and the location of the salt-freshwater mixing zone. The findings have important implications for the quality of coastal groundwater resources and in particular for chemical reactions occurring within the vicinity of the mixing zone.
Keyword Storm waves
Groundwater dynamics
Salinity
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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