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Experiences with beach nourishments on the coast of Alicante, Spain

  • José Ignacio Pagán
  • Isabel López
  • Luis Aragonés
  • Antonio J. Tenza-Abril

The historical evolution of sandy beaches on the coast of Alicante (Spain) has been analysed from aerial images from 1956 to 2019. The beach nourishments carried out in the 1990s to avoid coastal damages and to improve the touristic offer were studied. Shoreline evolution and beach surface has been obtained using GIS. The change of the sediment composition, from gravel to sand, due to the fills has caused a relevant imbalance. Beach nourishments failed its main aim of avoiding the shoreline erosion, causing environmental damages to the nearby Posidonia oceanica meadows.

  • Keywords:
  • Shoreline,
  • Beach nourishment,
  • Sediment change,
  • GIS,
  • Erosion,
  • Posidonia oceanica,
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José Ignacio Pagán

University of Alicante, Spain - ORCID: 0000-0002-2906-5604

Isabel López

University of Alicante, Spain - ORCID: 0000-0002-5723-3046

Luis Aragonés

University of Alicante, Spain - ORCID: 0000-0002-8999-064X

Antonio J. Tenza-Abril

University of Alicante, Spain - ORCID: 0000-0002-7883-6532

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Experiences with beach nourishments on the coast of Alicante, Spain

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José Ignacio Pagán, Isabel López, Luis Aragonés, Antonio J. Tenza-Abril

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10.36253/978-88-5518-147-1.44

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Eighth International Symposium “Monitoring of Mediterranean Coastal Areas. Problems and Measurement Techniques”

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Livorno (Italy) June 2020

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Donatella Carboni, Matteo De Vincenzi, Laura Bonora

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