Journal of Marine Science and Engineering

Sensitivity of Storm Response to Antecedent Topography in the XBeach Model

Oct 21, 2020

Tangley C. Mickey, Patricia S. Dalyander, Robert McCall, and Davina Passeri

Antecedent topography is an important aspect of coastal morphology when studying and forecasting coastal change hazards. The uncertainty in morphologic response of storm‐impact models and their use in short‐term hazard forecasting and decadal forecasting is important to account for when considering a coupled model framework. This study provided a methodology to investigate uncertainty of profile response within the storm impact model XBeach related to varying antecedent topographies. A parameterized island Gaussian fit (PIGF) model generated an idealized baseline profile and a suite of idealized profiles that vary specific characteristics based on collated observed LiDAR data from Dauphin Island, AL, USA. Full article available here.