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Research officer (CR2 CNRS)
La Rochelle University

Keywords : morphodynamic, mixed-energy coastal environments, sediment dynamics, numerical modelling

Research interests
Research topics : Morphodynamics of mixed-energy (tide, waves) coastal environments. Characterisation and analysis of the physical processes controlling theses coastal environments by means of field measurements and numerical modelling of waves, hydrodynamic circulation, sediment transport and morphological changes. Deconvolution of morphological changes resulting from a change in the forcing (climate, human activity) and auto-cyclic ones.

Example of correlation between wave climate and the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO):
Exemple de corrélation entre le climat de houle et l'oscillation nord-Atlantique (NAO):
Figure 1. Bravais-Pearson correlation coefficient maps between winter means of the NAO index and significant wave height, wave mean directions and peak periods. Analysis based on a wave hindcast simulation performed in the North Atlantic Ocean over the period 1952-2009.

Referee for the scientific journals:
  • Continental Shelf Research
  • Ocean Modelling
  • Geomarine-Letters
  • Marine Pollution Bulletin

Ten publications representatives of the research activity :

  • Dodet, G., Bertin, X., and Taborda, R., 2010. Wave climate variability in the North-Esat Atlantic Ocean over the last sic decades. Ocean Modelling 31, 120-131.
  • Bertin, X., Fortunato, A.B. and Roelvink, D, 2010. Chapter 8: Morphodynamic Modeling of Tidal Inlets and Embayments. In: Geomatic Solutions For Coastal Environments, Nova Science Publishers, ISBN 978-1-61668-140-1.
  • Castelle, B., Turner, I., Bertin, X. and Tomlinson, R, 2009. Beach nourishment at Coollangatta Bay (Australia) over the period 1987-2005: impacts and lessons. Coastal Engineering 59 (9), 940-950.
  • Bertin X., Fortunato, A.B. and Oliveira A., 2009. A modeling-based analysis of processes driving wave-dominated inlets. Continental Shelf Research 29, 819-834.
  • Bertin X., Fortunato, A.B. and Oliveira A., 2009. Simulating morphodynamics with unstructured grids: description and validation of a numerical model for coastal applications. Ocean modeling 28, 75-873.
  • Allard, J., Bertin, X., Chaumillon, E. and Pouget, F, 2008. Sandspit rhythmic progradation: a potential record of wave climate variation? The Arçay sandspit, western coast of France. Marine Geology 253, 107-131.
  • Bertin, X., Castelle, B., Chaumillon, E., Butel, R. and Quique, R, 2008. Estimation and inter-annual variability of the longshore transport at a high-energy dissipative beach: the St Trojan beach, SW Oléron Island, France. Continental Shelf Research 28, 1316-1332.
  • Bertin, X., Deshouilieres, A., Allard, J. and Chaumillon, E., 2007. A new fluorescent tracer experiment improves understanding sediment dynamics of the Arcay sandspit (France). Geo-Marine Letters 27 (1), 63-69.
  • Bertin X., Chaumillon E., Sottolichio, A. and Pedreros, R., 2005. Tidal inlet response to sediment infilling of the associated bay and possible implications of human activities: The Marennes-Oléron Bay and Maumusson Inlet, France. Continental Shelf Research 25, 115-1131.
  • Bertin, X., Chaumillon E, Weber N and Tesson M, 2004. Morphological evolution and coupling with bedrock substratum at a mixed energy tidal inlet: the Maumusson inlet, France. Marine Geology, 204, 187-202.

Embouchure tidale d'Ancão en 2009, Algarve, Portugal
Figure 2. Ancão Inlet in 2009, Algarve, South Portugal.