My first paper (+additional information)

I’m very happy to shear the paper (accepted and published) about a part of my bachelor thesis. It is entitled “A New Method for Zoning of Coastal Barriers based on Hydro-geomorphological and Climate Criteria“. This moment has been a little bit delayed because of the several changes of universities, laboratories and projects since I finished civil engineering, but finally the paper has seen the light!

I would like to take this opportunity to share you several outreach chapters and my bachelor thesis too, entitled  “Impact assessment and environmental functionality of the sand barrier in coastal lagoons. Two study cases: Nador and Mar Menor lagoons“. Outreach chapters are related to the morphology and the management of littoral sand barriers. Project and chapters are written in Spanish. I hope you find it interesting and enjoy it! Bye-Bye!

Mar Menor Lagoon (Spain)

PAPER: Sanchez-Badorrey,E. and Jalón-Rojas, I (2015). A New Method for Zoning of Coastal Barriers based on Hydro-geomorphological and Climate Criteria. International Journal of Environmental Research, 9(1), 351-362.  [full PDF]

Abstract: This paper presents a new methodology for the zoning of littoral sand barriers on the basis of their groundwater dynamic responses to the local mean water level (MWL) climate. The method is based on the comparison of the characteristic scales of the horizontal drainage and recharge processes. Using the Boussinesq equation and basic hydro-geomorphological parameters, this methodology identifies the climatic events that markedly affect the groundwater dynamics across the barrier, along with the location of the most affected cross sections. The application of the methodology to the Mar Menor sand barrier shows that a significant number of cross sections can be particularly vulnerable to the effects of local storm events typical of the Mediterranean coast during the spring and winter seasons. The location of the affected cross sections is analyzed as a function of both the local MWL forcing and hydrogeological parameters. This case study highlights the possible use of the proposed methodology for land use planning and the environmental management of coastal sand bars.

FINAL DEGREE PROJECT: Jalón-Rojas, I. (2011). Evaluación de impacto y funcionalidad ambiental del cordón litoral en lagunas litorales. Dos casos de estudio: lagunas de Nador y del Mar Menor. Final Degree Project. University of Granada. [Full PDF]

OUTREACH CHAPTERS:

  •  Jalón-Rojas, I., Mendoza, A., Sánchez-Badorrey, E. y Rus, G. (2011). Morfología y usos de los cordones litorales de las lagunas de Nador y del Mar Menor. En Sánchez Badorrey, E., Rus, G. y Benavente, J. (editores), Dinámica de dos lagunas litorales: El caso de Nador y del Mar Menor. Granada. [PDF1] [PDF2]
  • Jalón-Rojas, I., Sánchez-Badorrey, E. (2011). Respuesta morfológica a la variación del nivel medio del mar de los cordones litorales de las lagunas de Nador y del Mar Menor. En Sánchez Badorrey, E., Rus, G. y Benavente, J. (ed), Dinámica de dos lagunas litorales: El caso de Nador y del Mar Menor. Granada. [PDF1] [PDF2]
  • Mendoza, A., Jalón-Rojas, I., Rus, G., López, T., Sánchez-Badorrey, E. (2011). Técnicas y buenas prácticas constructivas en el entorno de lagunas litorales: desarrollo socioeconómico y calidad ambiental. En Sánchez Badorrey, E., Rus, G. y Benavente, J. (editores), Dinámica de dos lagunas litorales: El caso de Nador y del Mar Menor. Granada. [PDF1] [PDF2]
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