Articles | Volume 9, issue 5
Research article
08 Sep 2021
Research article |  | 08 Sep 2021

The effects of storms and a transient sandy veneer on the interannual planform evolution of a low-relief coastal cliff and shore platform at Sargent Beach, Texas, USA

Rose V. Palermo, Anastasia Piliouras, Travis E. Swanson, Andrew D. Ashton, and David Mohrig


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on esurf-2021-29', Anonymous Referee #1, 20 May 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on esurf-2021-29', Juan Felipe Paniagua-Arroyave, 01 Jun 2021
  • AC1: 'Comment on esurf-2021-29', Rose Palermo, 29 Jun 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Rose Palermo on behalf of the Authors (16 Jul 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (30 Jul 2021) by Simon Mudd
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (04 Aug 2021) by Niels Hovius(Editor)
Short summary
At Sargent Beach, Texas, USA, a rapidly eroding soft-sediment cliff system, we study the planform evolution of the cliff face in response to storms and sediment cover. Through this analysis, we characterize the feedbacks between morphology and retreat rate of a cliff face. We find that after a storm event, the roughness and sinuosity of the cliff face increase, which sustains higher retreat rates for years following.