Physical and morphological changes to wetlands induced by coastal structures

Germán Daniel Rivillas-Ospina, Gabriel Ruiz-Martinez, Rodolfo Silva, Edgar Mendoza, Carlos Pacheco, Guillermo Acuña, Juan Rueda, Angélica Felix, Jesús Pérez, Carlos Pinilla

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This document is focused on the establishment of a methodology to assess erosive processes in a coastal wetland. Particularly, it analyses the spit that separates the lagoon from the sea, elaborating a diagnostic process that helps to characterize the effect of the coastal infrastructure in morphological changes in a short and medium-term. Elements such as the morphology, the wave climate, the hydrodynamic and the evolution monitoring of coastline are key elements to understand whether a coastal wetland is on equilibrium or in the contrary, its state of vulnerability is such that in the slightest change in physics conditions will produce negative effects by the system instability. Generally, it describes the procedure performed to properly understand the relation between modifications of coastal processes and the response of a coastal environment. It uses numerical and theoretical models to assess the behavior of the waterfront, considering the historical changes that have occurred to ultimately predict variations of the spit as consequence of the establishment of new civil works. Finally, it concludes with this method of analysis that the evaluated study case will be affected by the works of action to be developed for facilitating the navigability conditions of a new port currently under construction in the city of Barranquilla, Colombia.

Idioma originalInglés
Título de la publicación alojadaCoastal Research Library
Número de páginas41
EstadoPublicada - 2017
Publicado de forma externa

Serie de la publicación

NombreCoastal Research Library
ISSN (versión impresa)2211-0577
ISSN (versión digital)2211-0585

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© Springer International Publishing AG 2017.


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