Barcelona Field Studies Centre

Sitges Beach 18 Pilot Data

Hypothesis: Pebble size and orientation change with distance along the beach, related to dominant wave and prevailing wind direction.

Aim of pilot study: In which area of the beach profile should pebble size and orientation data be collected?


Sitges Beaches: beach number 18 after the storms, November 2001
Berm Location Atlantida Centre Sewage outfall
Storm beach 76 51 64
Spring tide 55 34 62
High tide 56 61 35
Swash 31 33 30

Data shows average pebble long axis measurements (mm)