Beach and Structure Interactions
The paper considers the results of a field experiment conducted in 2015 during intense sea breeze conditions on a micro-tidal dominated beach located in Sisal, Yucatán (México). A temporary impermeable groin 14.4 m long has been deployed for 24-hours. Beach morphology evolution, winds, offshore waves, and surf zone hydrodynamics have been measured concurrently during the structure deployment and after its removal. The observed results are used to verify an innovative, practical and general engineering sub-model to simulate shoreline evolution at sand, gravel, cobbles, shingle, and rock beaches under the spatial and temporal changes in longshore sediment transport (LT).