Dune Erosion and Evolution
Oceanographic variables such as mean sea level, tides, storm surges, and waves are drivers of erosion, and they act on different time scales ranging from hours to seasonal and decadal variations and trends. Storm erosion of dunes, which often protect coastal communities and built infrastructure from flooding, poses a major risk. Dune erosion is also a challenge to analyze and predict, due to the complex processes involved and the computational costs that come with it. Here, we introduce a novel framework that combines advanced statistical techniques and a process-based numerical model to efficiently simulate storm-induced dune erosion.