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An efficient metamodel to downscale total water level in open beaches

Abstract: A hybrid methodology is described to obtain the wave set-up and infragravity wave level components for estimating total water level (TWL) in coastal areas, taking into account the surf zone hydrodynamics involved. By combining statistical tools and numerical methods, high-resolution spatial distributions of wave height and water level components are calculated efficiently and seamlessly. The proposed methodology is tested and numerically validated on La Salvé beach (Cantabria, Spain), showing a robust performance for diverse scenarios. The resulting TWL can efficiently evaluate coastal hazards in forecast and hindcast mode, having strong potential as a guideline for coastal engineers, managers and emergency planners in the elaboration of adaptation and mitigation strategies. As an application of the metamodel to these coastal management tasks, significant past storm events have been reconstructed, and their associated TWL-driven coastal flooding hazard has been analyzed using a impact rank scale.

 Authorship: Zornoza-Aguado M., Pérez-Díaz B., Cagigal L., Castanedo S., Méndez F.J.,

 Fuente: Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 2024, 299, 108705

 Publisher: Elsevier

 Publication date: 01/04/2024

 No. of pages: 16

 Publication type: Article

 DOI: 10.1016/j.ecss.2024.108705

 ISSN: 0272-7714,1096-0015

 Spanish project: PID2022-141181OB-I00

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