Coastal erosion and climate description of Nørlev Strand area

Student thesis: Master thesis (including HD thesis)

  • Ofelia Yocasta Rivero
4. term, Structural and Civil Engineering, Master (Master Programme)
Most of the sandy beaches in the world are suffering from erosion. This is true also in the case of Nørlev Strand, located in the West coast of Denmark. The focus of this thesis is to develop a model that can be used in the description of Nørlev Strand's climate and that can serve to assess past, present and future climatic conditions in the area.

During the study, it has been found out the existence of important climatic and morphological changes in the system, which are pointed as main cause in the acceleration of beach erosion. In particular, an increase in the storm intensity from 1999 until 2012. The climatic model can be easily adapted to represent the climate of Nørlev Strand, and offers very good results when estimating the net sediment transport.
LanguageEnglish
Publication date15 Jun 2017
Number of pages94
ID: 259698167