The nearshore zone is one of the most dynamic places on earth. Here, the perpetual interaction between waves, tides, wind and the seabed drive the fluid motions that initiate sediment transport and, ultimately, shape the world’s coastal areas. The magnitudes and spatiotemporal scales at which these processes act vary tremendously, and understanding the small-scale processes that underlie large-scale coastal dynamics remains a challenge.
This session welcomes contributions that focus on small scale (from turbulence to mean flow, sand grains to ripples) physical processes in the nearshore zone of wave-dominated coasts. Ranging from approximately 10 m water depth up to the shoreline, this region comprises the shoaling, surf and swash zones. Topics include cross-shore and alongshore wave field evolution, wave-breaking and turbulence, swash-zone processes, cross-shore and alongshore current structures, extreme events, sediment mobilisation and transport, and biophysical interactions. This session will include abstracts describing field measurements, numerical and laboratory modelling, theoretical analysis, and model-data assimilation. We particularly welcome studies including innovative data collection approaches, or with a focus on uncertainties in measurements and predictions.

The solicited speaker in this session is dr. Marion Tissier (Delft University of Technology).

Co-organized as GM11.13
Convener: Timothy Price | Co-conveners: Matthieu De Schipper, Àngels Fernández Mora, Nadia SENECHAL
| Mon, 08 Apr, 08:30–10:15
Room 1.85
| Attendance Mon, 08 Apr, 16:15–18:00
Hall X4

Attendance time: Monday, 8 April 2019, 16:15–18:00 | Hall X4

Chairperson: Àngels Fernández Mora
X4.68 |
Iason Chalmoukis and Athanassios Dimas
X4.69 |
Ruben Kosyan and Boris Divinsky
X4.70 |
Carla Faraci, Rosaria Ester Musumeci, Carmelo Petrotta, Massimiliano Marino, Alessia Ruggeri, Lilia Carlo, Giovanni Savasta, Enrico Foti, Giuseppe Barbaro, Bjarne Jensen, and Bjorn Elsasser
X4.71 |
Neil Weston, Gregory Seroka, Erin Nagel, Jason Greenlaw, and Julia Powell
X4.72 |
Loreta Kelpšaitė-Rimkienė, Vitalijus Kondrat, and Kevin Parnell
X4.73 |
Xiaoteng Shen, Erik Toorman, Michael Fettweis, and Byung Lee
X4.74 |
Maria Liste Muñoz, Raymond Nepstad, Tor Nordam, and Emlyn J. Davies
X4.77 |
Sungwon Shin, Kideok Do, Somang Song, Eunju Lee, Dongwan Ye, Dayeon Lee, Ji-Chang Kim, Jeseon Yoo, and Jinah Kim
X4.78 |
Timothy D. Price, Arjan Van Eijk, Marcel Van Maarseveen, and Henk Markies