Deep sand movements stirred up by intense storms may stop some of the impacts caused by coastal erosion caused by sea-level rise.
Coastal storms mainly focus purely on the extensive damage which is caused to beaches, dunes, property, and surrounding property.
A new study which was made by the University of New South Wales shows that extreme weather effects like hurricanes could help protect beaches from the impact caused by sea-level rise. This happens because these storms cause the beaches to get the excess sand and they build upon more sand causing the waters to not cause erosion. This study was led by Dr. Mitchell Harley from the UNSW Water Research Laboratory.
“We know that extreme storms cause major coastal erosion to beachfront properties, ” says Dr. Harley. Dr. Harley and his team looked at the effects of major storms deep inside water as well and not just the effects on the top of the water.
Author: Sri Nihal Tammana
Source: University of New South Wales
PC: University of New South Wales