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Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton

Research project: Tidal inlet stability on Urdaibai Estuary, Spain

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Understanding the factors that govern the stability and closure of small tidal inlets in sandy settings

Tidal inlets are dynamic features of the shoreline that play an important role in coastal stability. Urdaibai estuary, Spain is a small natural sandy inlet located in the Bay of Biscay, known for the instability of the tidal inlet. A field campaign will collect hydrodynamic data such as waves, tides, currents, water level, flow velocity, as well as sediment grain size, and information on suspended sediments with the aim of better understanding the processes that control sediment suspension and sand transport within the inlet.

Research undertaken in collaboration with Civil Engineering and the Environment, University of Southampton.

Funding agency: Basque government

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