Martins Kevin

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Research officer


Keywords : Nearshore waves dynamics, surf zone, storms, remote sensing technology

Research topics
My research activities focus on the littoral zone, the fine, dynamic and fragile interface between land and the ocean. In addition to its significant ecological importance, this interface concentrates a large part of the world’s population and its activities, making it particularly vulnerable to severe weather and oceanic events. My main objective is to better understand the (wave-induced) physical processes dominating the nearshore dynamics during storm conditions and their impact at the coast, so that these processes can be better represented in numerical models for multi-scale prediction of coastal hazards. This will be addressed by investigating fundamental and key research questions within two main research themes (see schematic below), using a combination of field and laboratory observations, and numerical modelling :
1 – Surf zone wave hydrodynamics, and its control on wave runup. This research theme focuses on wave breaking processes and how they are related to non-linear wave dynamics (energy transfers between frequencies and cascades). This will then allow to better understand wave transformation within the surf zone and the link between surf zone waves and runup. Wave runup significantly contributes to coastal flooding and erosion, however, it is presently not represented in large scale models for coastal hazards prediction.
2 - Morphological evolution of sandy beaches during storms. This research theme aims at developing the first methodology able to measure in « real-time » the morphological response of sandy beaches to storm waves. The approach will rely on the capacity of lidar scanners to directly measure both the upper beach topography and surf zone waves. Appropriate non-linear theory is then needed to relate the mean water depth to the remotely-sensed wave properties

Publications :

32 results



Comparison of Dynamic Cobble Berm Revetments with Differing Cobble Characteristics
Ollie Foss , Chris Blenkinsopp , Paul Bayle , Kévin Martins , Stefan Schimmels , Luis Pedro Almeida
Coastal Engineering, 2023, 183, pp.104312. ⟨10.1016/j.coastaleng.2023.104312⟩
Swash-by-swash morphology change on a dynamic cobble berm revetment: high-resolution cross-shore measurements
Paul Bayle , Chris E. Blenkinsopp , Kévin Martins , George Kaminsky , Heather Weiner , David Cottrell
Coastal Engineering, 2023, 184, pp.104341. ⟨10.1016/j.coastaleng.2023.104341⟩
New Perspectives for Nonlinear Depth‐Inversion of the Nearshore Using Boussinesq Theory
Kévin Martins , Philippe Bonneton , Olivier de Viron , Ian L Turner , Mitchel D Harley , Kristen Splinter
Geophysical Research Letters, 2023, 50 (2), pp.e2022GL100498. ⟨10.1029/2022gl100498⟩
Spectral wave dissipation over a roughness‐varying barrier reef
Damien Sous , Kévin Martins , Marion Tissier , Frédéric Bouchette , Samuel Meulé
Geophysical Research Letters, In press, 50 (5), pp.e2022GL102104. ⟨10.1029/2022GL102104⟩



Headland Rip Very-low-Frequency Fluctuations and Surf Zone Eddies during High-Energy Wave Events
Arthur Mouragues , Kévin Martins , Philippe Bonneton , Bruno Castelle
Journal of Physical Oceanography, 2022, ⟨10.1175/JPO-D-22-0006.1⟩
Wave-induced mean currents and setup over barred and steep sandy beaches
Kévin Martins , Xavier Bertin , Baptiste Mengual , Marc Pezerat , Laura Lavaud , Thomas Guérin , Yinglong Zhang
Ocean Modelling, 2022, 179, pp.102110. ⟨10.1016/j.ocemod.2022.102110⟩
Wave Dissipation and Mean Circulation on a Shore Platform Under Storm Wave Conditions
Laura Lavaud , Xavier Bertin , Kévin Martins , Marc Pezerat , Thibault Coulombier , Denis Dausse
Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 2022, 127 (3), pp.105319. ⟨10.1029/2021JF006466⟩
Cross‐Shore Distribution of the Wave‐Induced Circulation Over a Dissipative Beach Under Storm Wave Conditions
Marc Pezerat , Xavier Bertin , Kévin Martins , Laura Lavaud
Journal of Geophysical Research. Oceans, 2022, 127 (3), pp.e2021JC018108. ⟨10.1029/2021JC018108⟩



Relation between orbital velocities, pressure and surface elevation in non-linear nearshore water waves
Kévin Martins , Philippe Bonneton , David Lannes , Hervé Michallet
Journal of Physical Oceanography, 2021, ⟨10.1175/JPO-D-21-0061.1⟩
Dispersive characteristics of non-linear waves propagating and breaking over a mildly sloping laboratory beach
Kévin Martins , Philippe Bonneton , Hervé Michallet
Coastal Engineering, 2021, 167, pp.103917. ⟨10.1016/j.coastaleng.2021.103917⟩
Wave-Filtered Surf Zone Circulation under High-Energy Waves Derived from Video-Based Optical Systems
Isaac Rodríguez-Padilla , Bruno Castelle , Vincent Marieu , Philippe Bonneton , Arthur Mouragues , Kévin Martins , Denis Morichon
Remote Sensing, 2021, 13 (10), pp.1874. ⟨10.3390/rs13101874⟩
Headland Rip Modelling at a Natural Beach under High-Energy Wave Conditions
Arthur Mouragues , Philippe Bonneton , Bruno Castelle , Kévin Martins
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 2021, 9 (11), pp.1161. ⟨10.3390/jmse9111161⟩



Surf Zone Wave Measurements from Lidar Scanners: Analysis of Non-hydrostatic Processes
Kévin Martins , Philippe Bonneton , Paul Bayle , Chris Blenkinsopp , Arthur Mouragues , Hervé Michallet
Journal of Coastal Research, 2020, 95 (sp1), pp.1189. ⟨10.2112/SI95-231.1⟩
Recent Advances in Tidal Inlet Morphodynamic Modelling
Xavier Bertin , Baptiste Mengual , Anouk de Bakker , Thomas Guérin , Kevin Martins , Marc Pezert , Laura Lavaud
Journal of Coastal Research, 2020, 95 (sp1), pp.1016. ⟨10.2112/SI95-198.1⟩
Hydrodynamics on a Rocky Shore under Moderate-energy Wave Conditions
Laura Lavaud , Marc Pezerat , Thibault Coulombier , Xavier Bertin , Kevin Martins
Journal of Coastal Research, 2020, 95 (sp1), pp.1473. ⟨10.2112/SI95-284.1⟩
Modelling Storm Waves in the Nearshore Area Using Spectral Models
Marc Pezerat , Kevin Martins , Xavier Bertin
Journal of Coastal Research, 2020, 95 (sp1), pp.1240. ⟨10.2112/SI95-240.1⟩
Non-hydrostatic, non-linear processes in the surf zone
Kévin Martins , Philippe Bonneton , Arthur Mouragues , Bruno Castelle
Journal of Geophysical Research. Oceans, 2020, 125 (2)
Simulating storm surge and compound flooding events with a creek-to-ocean model: Importance of baroclinic effects
Fei Ye , Yinglong J. Zhang , Haocheng Yu , Weiling Sun , Saeed Moghimi , Edward Myers , Karinna Nunez , Ruoyin Zhang , Harry V. Wang , Aron Roland , Kevin Martins , Xavier Bertin , Jiabi Du , Zhuo Liu
Ocean Modelling, 2020, 145, pp.101526. ⟨10.1016/j.ocemod.2019.101526⟩
Energy Transfers and Reflection of Infragravity Waves at a Dissipative Beach Under Storm Waves
Xavier B Bertin , Kévin Martins , Anouk de Bakker , Teddy Chataigner , Thomas Guérin , Thibault Coulombier , Olivier Viron
Journal of Geophysical Research. Oceans, 2020, 125 (5), pp.e2019JC015714. ⟨10.1029/2019JC015714⟩
Importance of infragravity waves in a wave-dominated inlet under storm conditions
Diogo Mendes , André Fortunato , Xavier Bertin , Kevin Martins , Laura Lavaud , Ana Nobre Silva , António Pires-Silva , Thibault Coulombier , José Pinto
Continental Shelf Research, 2020, 192, pp.104026. ⟨10.1016/j.csr.2019.104026⟩
Field Observations of Wave-induced Headland Rips
Arthur Mouragues , Philippe Bonneton , Bruno Castelle , Vincent Marieu , Aaron Barrett , Natalie Bonneton , Guillaume Detand , Kevin Martins , Jak Mccarroll , Denis Morichon , Timothy Poate , Isaac Rodriguez Padilla , Tim Scott , Damien Sous
Journal of Coastal Research, 2020, 95 (sp1), pp.578. ⟨10.2112/si95-113.1⟩
The contribution of short-wave breaking to storm surges: The case Klaus in the Southern Bay of Biscay
Laura Lavaud , Xavier Bertin , Kévin Martins , Gael Arnaud , Marie-Noëlle Bouin
Ocean Modelling, 2020, 156, pp.101710. ⟨10.1016/j.ocemod.2020.101710⟩



The Closure of a Shallow Tidal Inlet Promoted by Infragravity Waves
Xavier Bertin , Diogo Mendes , Kevin Martins , André Fortunato , Laura Lavaud
Geophysical Research Letters, 2019, 46 (12), pp.6804-6810. ⟨10.1029/2019GL083527⟩
Bore collapse and wave run-up on a sandy beach
Erwin W.J. Bergsma , Chris E. Blenkinsopp , Kévin Martins , Rafael Almar , Luis P. Melo de Almeida
Continental Shelf Research, 2019, 174, pp.132 - 139. ⟨10.1016/j.csr.2019.01.009⟩



A nonlinear weakly dispersive method for recovering the elevation of irrotational surface waves from pressure measurements
Philippe Bonneton , David Lannes , Kévin Martins , Hervé Michallet
Coastal Engineering, 2018, 138, pp.1 - 8. ⟨10.1016/j.coastaleng.2018.04.005⟩
Energy dissipation in the inner surf zone: new insights from LiDAR-based roller geometry measurements
Kévin Martins , Chris E Blenkinsopp , Rolf Deigaard , Hannah E Power
Journal of Geophysical Research. Oceans, 2018, 123 (5), pp.3386 - 3407. ⟨10.1029/2017jc013369⟩


A simple and accurate nonlinear method for recovering the surface wave elevation from pressure measurements
Philippe Bonneton , Arthur Mouragues , David Lannes , Kévin Martins , Hervé Michallet
36th International Conference on Coastal Engineering 2018, Jul 2018, Baltimore, United States



High-resolution monitoring of wave transformation in the surf zone using a LiDAR scanner array
Kévin Martins , Chris E Blenkinsopp , Hannah E Power , Brittany Bruder , Jack A Puleo , Erwin W J Bergsma
Coastal Engineering, 2017, 128, pp.37 - 43. ⟨10.1016/j.coastaleng.2017.07.007⟩
High Frequency Field Measurements of an Undular Bore Using a 2D LiDAR Scanner
Kévin Martins , Philippe Bonneton , Frédéric Frappart , Guillaume Detandt , Natalie Bonneton , Chris E Blenkinsopp
Remote Sensing, 2017, 9 (5), pp.462. ⟨10.3390/rs9050462⟩
The influence of swash-based reflection on surf zone hydrodynamics: a wave-by-wave approach
Kévin Martins , Chris E Blenkinsopp , Rafael Almar , Jun Zang
Coastal Engineering, 2017, 122, pp.27 - 43. ⟨10.1016/j.coastaleng.2017.01.006⟩



Field evidence of swash groundwater circulation in the microtidal rousty beach, France
Damien Sous , Lise Petitjean , Frederic Bouchette , Vincent Rey , Samuel Meulé , F. Sabatier , Kevin Martins
Advances in Water Resources, 2016, 97, pp.144-155. ⟨10.1016/j.advwatres.2016.09.009⟩
Monitoring Individual Wave Characteristics in the Inner Surf with a 2-Dimensional Laser Scanner (LiDAR)
Kévin Martins , Chris E Blenkinsopp , Jun Zang
Journal of Sensors, 2016, 2016, pp.1 - 11. ⟨10.1155/2016/7965431⟩