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    Shoreline responses to storm impacts: North Norfolk coast, southern North Sea

    Brooks, Susan and Spencer, T. (2016) Shoreline responses to storm impacts: North Norfolk coast, southern North Sea. In: European Geosciences Union General Assembly, 17-22 Apr 2016, Vienna.

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    Abstract

    Recent phases of enhanced mid-latitude storminess (e.g. NW European winter of 2013 – 14) have led to a growing awareness of the considerable impacts of storms on coastal landscapes and their communities. Using aerial photography, bi-annual cross-shore profiles, detailed alongshore ground survey, and offshore/inshore wave buoy and regional tide gauge datasets, this paper considers storm impacts on the barrier coastline of North Norfolk, UK. Firstly, at Scolt Head Island, we show that the barrier dune crest has been progressively set back landwards since 2006 in three storm-related phases, with each shoreline translation being of the order of 5-8 m. However, a fourth storm produced no significant shoreline change, demonstrating that the threshold for morphological change is a function of the combined effects of still water level and wave height at the shore, the magnitude and duration of these components, and the timing of their interaction. Secondly, we consider recovery times

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Department of Geography
    Depositing User: Susan Brooks
    Date Deposited: 06 May 2016 13:47
    Last Modified: 12 Sep 2016 06:59
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/15095

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