Evaluating broadscale morphological change in the coastal zone using a logic-based behavioural systems approach

Susan Hanson*, Jon French, Tom Spencer, Iain Brown, Robert J. Nicholls, William J. Sutherland, Peter Balson

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Climate change will have pervasive effects on the world's coasts, but at broad scales these changes have typically proven difficult to analyse in a quantifi- able manner. Consequently, individual management decisions are often taken without consideration of the wider, regional coastal system with its physical linkages between geomorphological elements.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBroad Scale Coastal Simulation: New Techniques to Understand and Manage Shorelines in the Third Millennium
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9789400752580, 9789400752573
Publication statusPublished - 26 Aug 2015


  • Coastal evolution
  • Coastal management policy
  • Likelihood matrix
  • Outcome-driven modelling
  • Regional coastal classification
  • System-based behavioural approach

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