Catalogue of Flood Hazard Maps due to Tsunamis on the coast of El Salvador
Risk evaluation of Tsunamis on the Coast of El Salvador
Phase I: HAzard
(see pdf)
Published in R&D projects
Guidelines for the ICZM Plan for the Coastal Areas between Marsa Mathuh and El Sallum, Egypt. Vol 2
(see pdf))
Published in R&D projects
Integrated Coastal Zone Management Plan for the Coastal Areas between Marsa Mathuh and El Sallum, Egypt. Vol 1

(see pdf )


Published in R&D projects

Mariut Lake and Valley ICZM Plan
(ver pdf adjunto)

Published in R&D projects

G. Medellín, A. Falqués, R. Medina, and M. González, 2009. Sand Waves on a Low-Energy Beach at "El Puntal" spit, Spain: Linear Stability Analysis. Journal of Geophysical Research, 114, C03022. doi:10.1029/2007JC004426.

Published in Journal Articles
The morphological variations in beaches take place in different spatial and temporal scales. One of the techniques used to analyze beach morphodynamics in the long term scale (years to decades) consists of trying to  search for the equilibrium geometry or multiannual average geometry adopted by a beach, taking into account the variability and aggregated values ​​of marine and sedimentary dynamics (waves , sea levels, currents, winds , D50 , etc. ..).


The concepts of profile and plant
quilibrium are part of what can be called " Engineering Methods in Beach Design", widely used by Coastal Engineers in stability and beach nourishment studies. To define the shape in plan and profile of a beach in equilibrium various approaches have been proposed in the literature .

Following this line of research, numerous scientific contributions have been made by the researchers at IH Cantabria in the last 25 years which have aimed to establish new formulations for the beach planform and profile. These formulations have also been included in practical pplications such as the 
SMC.

One of IH Cantabria's traditional lines of research has been the development of numerical models for the study of coastal processes related to both marine and sediment transport dynamics along with morphological changes on beaches.

The dynamic line marine research focuses on the study of propagation of waves, currents and sea level from turbulent processes to the processes in the larger spatial and temporal scales.

The projects carriedout in beach morphodynamics have contributed to major scientific breakthroughs, simulating both the morphology of the beaches in the short term by means of beach plan evolution (2DH) and profile (2DV) models, as well as in the understanding of the processes in the long term, through the development of beach specific models which take into consideration seasonal variability in beaches.

IH Cantabria invests heavily in knowledge transfer of scientific results to ensure that they benefit society, implementing models and working methods which are the result of research and experience and making them more user friendly. An example of this type of tool is the Coastal Modelling System SMC. The models developed adhere to a continuous process of validation and callibration using experimental testing in our lab facilities IHLabHidro and field testing through our beach monitoring systems.

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