DING Dong, YANG Jichao, LI Guangxue, DADA Olusegun A, GONG Lixin, WANG Nan, WANG Xiangdong, ZHANG Bin. A geomorphological response of beaches to Typhoon Meari in the eastern Shandong Peninsula in China[J]. Acta Oceanologica Sinica, 2015, 34(9): 126-135. doi: 10.1007/s13131-015-0644-5
Citation: DING Dong, YANG Jichao, LI Guangxue, DADA Olusegun A, GONG Lixin, WANG Nan, WANG Xiangdong, ZHANG Bin. A geomorphological response of beaches to Typhoon Meari in the eastern Shandong Peninsula in China[J]. Acta Oceanologica Sinica, 2015, 34(9): 126-135. doi: 10.1007/s13131-015-0644-5

A geomorphological response of beaches to Typhoon Meari in the eastern Shandong Peninsula in China

doi: 10.1007/s13131-015-0644-5
  • Received Date: 2014-11-23
  • Rev Recd Date: 2015-03-16
  • Eight representative beach profiles on the eastern coast of the Shandong Peninsula are observed and measured in 2011 and 2012 to determine the coastal processes under the lower tropical wind speed condition and the beach response to and recovery from the tropical storm Meari in a rare typhoon region. The results show that it is the enhancement and directional change of cross-shore and longshore sediment transports caused by Meari that leads to the beach morphological changes, and most of the sediment transports occur during the pre-Meari landing phase. The erosional scarp formation and the berm or beach face erosion are the main geomorphological responses of the beaches to the storm. The storm characteristics are more important than the beach shapes in the storm response process of the beaches on Shandong Peninsula. The typhoon is a fortuitous strong dynamic event, and the effect on the dissipative beach is more obvious than it is on the reflective beach in the study region. Furthermore, the beach trend is the main factor that controlls the storm effect intensity, and it is also closely related to the recovery of the beach profiles.
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