On the role of a permeable groyne in beach morphodynamics during sea-breeze events in Yucatàn, Mexico

  • Anne Hofman University of Twente
  • Pieter Roos University of Twente
  • Alec Torres-Freyermuth UNAM/LIPC

Abstract

The north coast of the Yucatàn peninsula in Mexico is vulnerable to strong sea breezes, which in turn causes high waves, driving high rates of erosion due to littoral transport. To find a solution for erosion problems caused by currently applied measurements, a permeable groyne was introduced, tested and monitored during a 24h experiment. Concluded was that the permeable groyne has the potential to reduce downdrift erosion problems due to its permeability. However, long term effects could not be properly assessed and requires a follow-up study.

How to Cite
HOFMAN, Anne; ROOS, Pieter; TORRES-FREYERMUTH, Alec. On the role of a permeable groyne in beach morphodynamics during sea-breeze events in Yucatàn, Mexico. Student Undergraduate Research E-journal!, [S.l.], v. 3, p. 225-228, dec. 2017. ISSN 2468-0443. Available at: <https://journals.open.tudelft.nl/index.php/sure/article/view/2539>. Date accessed: 21 mar. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.25609/sure.v3.2539.
Published
2017-12-05