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The Imprint of Recent Meteorological Events on Boulder Deposits along the Mediterranean Rocky Coasts

Version 1 : Received: 16 May 2022 / Approved: 17 May 2022 / Online: 17 May 2022 (10:28:58 CEST)

How to cite: Delle Rose, M.; Martano, P. The Imprint of Recent Meteorological Events on Boulder Deposits along the Mediterranean Rocky Coasts. Preprints 2022, 2022050227 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202205.0227.v1). Delle Rose, M.; Martano, P. The Imprint of Recent Meteorological Events on Boulder Deposits along the Mediterranean Rocky Coasts. Preprints 2022, 2022050227 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202205.0227.v1).

Abstract

In this review, the potential of an emerging field of interdisciplinary climate research, that is the Coastal Boulder Deposits (CBDs) as natural archives for intense storms, is explored with particular reference to the Mediterranean region. First, the identification of the pertinent scientific articles was performed by using Web of Science (WoS) engine. Thus, the selected studies have been analysed to feature CBDs produced and/or activated during the last half century. Then, the meteorological events responsible to the literature reported cases were analysed in some details using the web archives of the Globo-Bolam-Moloch model cascade. The study of synoptical and local characteristics of the storms involved in the documented cases of boulder production/activation proved useful to assess the suitability of selected sites as geomorphological storm proxies. It is argued that a close and fruitful collaboration involving several scientific disciplines is required to develop this climate research field.

Keywords

Coastal storm; Wind wave; Storm surge; Extreme coastal water level; Boulder dynamics; Geomorphological proxy; Interdisciplinary climate research

Subject

EARTH SCIENCES, Geophysics

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