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    Erosion-flooding interaction on a UK barrier

    Pollard, J.A. and Brooks, Susan and Spencer, T. and Christie, E.K and Moeller, I. (2019) Erosion-flooding interaction on a UK barrier. In: EGU General Assembly 2019, 7-12 Apr 2019, Vienna, Austria.


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    This paper presents a multi-temporal (centennial, decadal, event-based) analysis of Blakeney Spit, a mixed sand-gravel barrier located on the UK’s east coast. Since 2006, Blakeney Spit has experienced a less interventionist management approach that contrasts with the earlier regime of periodically bulldozing parts of the barrier to maintain a steeper cross-shore profile. Given recent endorsements of coastal management schemes that work with, rather than against, nature this case study provides a valuable opportunity to quantify the impact of management regime change on shoreline erosion rates, overwash processes and associated flood hazard.


    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Department of Geography
    Depositing User: Sue Brooks
    Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2019 12:21
    Last Modified: 21 Jun 2021 13:22


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