Quantifying the storm erosion hazard for coastal planning

Callaghan, David P., Ranasinghe, Roshanka and Short, Andrew (2009) Quantifying the storm erosion hazard for coastal planning. Coastal Engineering, 56 1: 90-93. doi:10.1016/j.coastaleng.2008.10.003

Author Callaghan, David P.
Ranasinghe, Roshanka
Short, Andrew
Title Quantifying the storm erosion hazard for coastal planning
Journal name Coastal Engineering   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0378-3839
Publication date 2009-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.coastaleng.2008.10.003
Volume 56
Issue 1
Start page 90
End page 93
Total pages 4
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier BV
Language eng
Subject C1
090599 Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified
970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Abstract The quantity of coastline retreat resulting from storm erosion is one of the most important phenomena that needs to be accurately quantified to facilitate effective coastal management strategies. Historically, the volume of storm erosion (and coastline retreat) accommodated for coastal planning decisions has been directly linked to the storm (usually defined by considering wave height and duration only) with a certain pre-defined return period, known as a Synthetic Design Storm (SDS) (e.g. I in 100 year storm). The SDS method of estimating storm erosion volumes for coastal planning thus assumes that, for example, the 1 in 100 year storm event also results in a I in 100 year erosion event. This communication discusses the physical reality of this assumption and demonstrates the improved performance of a new method, based on joint Probability Distributions (JPD) for estimating storm erosion volumes proposed by Callaghan et al. [Callaghan, D.P., Nielsen, P., Short, A-D. and Ranasinghe, R., 2008. Statistical simulation of wave climate and extreme beach erosion. Coastal Engineering, 55(5): 375-390] using one of the world's longest beach profile surveys from Sydney, Australia.
Keyword Storm erosion
Coastal zone management
Coastal planning
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code

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