Articles | Volume 9, issue 5
Earth Surf. Dynam., 9, 1111–1123, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-9-1111-2021
Earth Surf. Dynam., 9, 1111–1123, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-9-1111-2021
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 et al.

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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.