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Tecnología y ciencias del agua

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HERNANDEZ-VALDES, Kenia  and  CORDOVA-LOPEZ, Luis F.. Calibration and Validation of a Mathematical Model for the Simulation of the Morphological Changes during Extreme Events in a Caribbean Beach. Tecnol. cienc. agua [online]. 2016, vol.7, n.3, pp.135-153. ISSN 2007-2422.

Recently the numerical model Xbeach has been developed, able to simulate the morphological changes and the nearshore processes such as wave breaking, including dune erosion, overwashing and breaching, developed for open beaches, beaches with dunes and beaches barrier under conditions of high energy. The model solves coupled 2DH equations for wave propagation, flow, sediment transport and bottom changes, for varying (spectral) wave and flow boundary conditions. In this work it is presented the calibration and validation of Xbeach model for the case of the Varadero beach, Cuba, simulating the morphological changes happened during the hurricane Michelle in October November of the 2001.

Keywords : Morphodynamic of beaches; calibration; mathematical modelation; erosion.

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