ABSTRACT

Borisenko, I.; Kondrat, V.; Valaitis, E.; Kelpšaitė-Rimkienė, L., Olšauskaitė Urbonienė, R., 2020. Application of the spatial statistic methods to coastal zone management: SE Baltic sea coast case. In: Malvárez, G. and Navas, F. (eds.), Global Coastal Issues of 2020. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 95, pp. 753–758. Coconut Creek (Florida), ISSN 0749-0208.

The coastal zone is one of the most dynamic environments in the world. Climate change is having an undeniable influence on coastal areas. The main climatic factors driving change in the Baltic Sea coastal zone are wind, waves, storm surges and flooding. Shoreline change is affected by a multitude of complex processes operating at various time- and length-scales.

The presented work aims at clarification of the effects of different hydro meteorological factor to the short-term shoreline evolution at the Palanga beach. The analysis of the hydrometeorological factors, in order to assess the dependence of the beach response on the wind, sea level and wave characteristics with the focus on short term effects of the coastal protection structures in the rapid transition stage immediately after beach nourishment activities.

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