Theory for Erosion Wave Propagation in Cua Dai Beach, Vietnam

Hitoshi Tanaka, Dinh Van Duy, Yuta Mitobe, Nguyen Trung Viet

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This paper deals with the propagation of erosion wave in Cua Dai Beach in Central Vietnam under the influence of longshore sediment movement using analytical results from the simplified equation of the one-line model. In addition, measured shoreline positions obtained from Landsat images are utilized to validate the calculated results. Effects of the waves on the shapes of the erosion/accretion zones along the Cua Dai Beach are observed. Using the analytical solutions, the propagation speed of the erosion wave is estimated as 37 m/y while this value is 54 m/y in reality. Coastal structures such as seawalls located along the Cua Dai Beach is causing more severe erosion along Cua Dai Beach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)621-625
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Coastal Research
Publication statusPublished - 2018 May 1


  • Cua Dai River mouth
  • beach erosion
  • satellite image analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Earth-Surface Processes


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