Understanding the physical processes occurring within a new coastal managed realignment site, Medmerry, Sussex, UK

Heidi Burgess, Paul Kilkie, Tim Callaway

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Abstract

In September 2013, the largest Open Coast Managed Rea;lignment scheme in Europe was breached in the southern UK and Medmerry Nature Reserve created. Focussing specifically on the newly created intertidal areas, this paper presents observations and a sample of initial data of the intertidal sediment processes and geomorphological changes occurring within the new managed realignment site. Data shows that all of the sites being monitored are in a state of accretion with the source of sediment coming from both local e.g. through bank failure and distal e.g. off site sources. From the observations suggestions are made as to possible future improvements to both channel and borrow pit design.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCoastal Management: Changing coast, changing climate, changing minds
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Pages263-273
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9780727761149
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jan 2016
EventCoastal Management: Changing coast, changing climate, changing minds - Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 7 - 9 September 2015
Duration: 20 Jan 2016 → …

Conference

ConferenceCoastal Management: Changing coast, changing climate, changing minds
Period20/01/16 → …

Keywords

  • Coastal Flood management
  • Managed Realignment
  • Estuarine Geomorphology

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    Burgess, H., Kilkie, P., & Callaway, T. (2016). Understanding the physical processes occurring within a new coastal managed realignment site, Medmerry, Sussex, UK. In Coastal Management: Changing coast, changing climate, changing minds (pp. 263-273). Taylor & Francis. https://doi.org/10.1680/cm.61149.263