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Perspectives on the Long-Term Equilibrium of a Wave Dominated Coastal Zone Affected by Tsunamis: The Case of Central Chile

Journal

Journal of Coastal Research

Institución

Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Disciplina

Ingeniería Ambiental

afiliacion

  1. Patricio A. Catalán, Departamento de Obras Civiles, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Valparaíso, Chile. Centro Nacional para la Investigación en Gestión Integrada de Desastres Naturales, CIGIDEN, Santiago, Chile.
  2. Rodrigo Cienfuegos, Departamento de Ingeniería Hidráulica y Ambiental, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile. Centro Nacional para la Investigación en Gestión Integrada de Desastres Naturales, CIGIDEN, Santiago, Chile.
  3. Mauricio Villagrán, Departamento de Ingeniería Civil, Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción, Concepción, Chile. Departamento de Ingeniería Hidráulica y Ambiental, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.

Abstract

The capability to predict the long term evolution of coastal state parameters can be severely affected by neglecting major geomorphic forcings. Among these, the effect of tsunamis as been largely neglected along the Chilean coast. In this contribution, we present a qualitative and descriptive assessment of the sudden change induced by the tsunami on a coastal location in Central Chile, and the consequent recovery process. The latter is driven mostly by strong wave forcing, with a very fast recovery capactity. The necessity and consequences of including tsunamis in long term evaluations fo coastal morphology are briefly discussed.

Keywords

Morphological change, morphological recovery, tsunamis.

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